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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology…

Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.

– David Gelernter

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.

– Edsger W. Dijkstra

In computer science, we stand on each other's feet.

– Brian Reid

From http://quotes.cat-v.org/programming/.

2 Comments:

  • Seems like a good excuse to trot out my favorite programming quotes! Both from Nathaniel Borenstein ...

    "The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in. We're computer professionals. We cause accidents."

    "It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter."

    By Blogger Thomas David Baker, at 7/04/2009 8:32 PM  

  • Haha—nice!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 7/04/2009 9:23 PM  

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