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"From a programmer's point of view, the user is a peripheral that types
when you issue a read request."
      -- P. Williams

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build 
bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build 
bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning."
      -- Rick Cook

"Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy 
if both are frozen."
      -- Edward V Berard

"I think Microsoft named .Net so it wouldn’t show up in a Unix directory
listing."
      -- Oktal

"For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, 
could be so useless. And then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid 
machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer 
programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid 
things. They are, in short, a perfect match."
      -- Bill Bryson

"Good design adds value faster than it adds cost."
      -- Thomas C. Gale

"PHP is a minor evil perpetrated and created by incompetent amateurs, 
whereas Perl is a great and insidious evil, perpetrated by skilled but 
perverted professionals."
      -- Jon Ribbens

"Perl – The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption."
      -- Keith Bostic

"It is easier to port a shell than a shell script."
      -- Larry Wall

"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it."
      -- Donald E. Knuth.

"I don't care if it works on your machine! We are not shipping your machine!"
      -- Vidiu Platon.

"Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the 
rest of the week debugging Monday's code."
      -- Christopher Thompson

"Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid 
or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."
      -- Linus Torvalds

"Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a 
violent psychopath who knows where you live."
      -- Martin Golding
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