Revolutions come from standing on the shoulders of giants and facing in a better direction. -- Alan Kay
Some people suggest that machines would be friendlier if input could be in a natural language. But natural language is probably the worst kind of input because it can be quite ambiguous. The process of retrieving information from the computer would be so time-consuming that you would be better off spending that time getting the information directly from an expert. -- Gary Kildall (inventor of CP/M, one of the first OS for the micro).
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. -- Bill Gates
Since programmers create programs out of nothing, imagination is our only limitation. Thus, in the world of programming, the hero is the one who has great vision. Paul Graham is one of our contemporary heroes. He has the ability to embrace the vision, and to express it plainly. His works are my favorites, especially the ones describing language design. He explains secrets of programming, languages, and human nature that can only be learned from the hacker experience. This book shows you his great vision, and tells you the truth about the nature of hacking. -- Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, creator of Ruby
Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -- Alan Kay
In terms of energy, it's better to make a wrong choice than none at all. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ~Margaret Thatcher
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.~ Oscar Wilde
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. ~Jane Smiley
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals. ~Booker T. Washington