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).
La tactique, c'est ce que vous faites quand il y a quelque chose à faire; la stratégie, c'est ce que vous faites quand il n'y a rien à faire. -- Xavier Tartacover
The choice of the university is mostly important for the piece of paper you get at the end. The education you get depends on you. -- Andreas Zwinkau
Hence my urgent advice to all of you to reject the morals of the bestseller society and to find, to start with, your reward in your own fun. This is quite feasible, for the challenge of simplification is so fascinating that, if we do our job properly, we shall have the greatest fun in the world. -- E. W. Dijkstra, On the nature of computing science.
If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as *lines produced* but as *lines spent*. -- Edsger Dijkstra
You can recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it is obvious that it is right. -- Richard Feynman
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Anonymous
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. ~Washington Irving
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins