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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
 +      -- 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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