In terms of energy, it's better to make a wrong choice than none at all. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
In general, we can think of data as defined by some collection of selectors and constructors, together with specified conditions that these procedures must fulfill in order to be a valid representation. -- SICP, What is meant by data?
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -- Ferris Bueller
The venerable master Qc Na was walking with his student, Anton. Hoping to prompt the master into a discussion, Anton said "Master, I have heard that objects are a very good thing - is this true?" Qc Na looked pityingly at his student and replied, "Foolish pupil - objects are merely a poor man's closures." Chastised, Anton took his leave from his master and returned to his cell, intent on studying closures. He carefully read the entire "Lambda: The Ultimate..." series of papers and its cousins, and implemented a small Scheme interpreter with a closure-based object system. He learned much, and looked forward to informing his master of his progress. On his next walk with Qc Na, Anton attempted to impress his master by saying "Master, I have diligently studied the matter, and now understand that objects are truly a poor man's closures." Qc Na responded by hitting Anton with his stick, saying "When will you learn? Closures are a poor man's object." At that moment, Anton became enlightened. -- Anton van Straaten (Na = Norman Adams, Qa = Christian Queinnec)
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. -- Thomas Jefferson
Show, don't tell. -- unknown
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do. ~Anonymous
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it. ~Jane Smiley