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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Computer Science:Quotations for Learning and Programming

I found this URL on reddit and decided to check it out. There are some great quotes in this article
Below are some go to the article to see all of them

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
- D. Adams

Precise language is not the problem. Clear language is the problem.
- R. Feynman

The inside of a computer is as dumb as hell but it goes like mad!
- R. Feynman

What I cannot create I do not understand.
- R. Feynman

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.
- R. Fowler, "Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code"

640K [of main memory] ought to be enough for anybody.
- W. Gates (Founder and CEO Microsoft), 1981 - disclaimed

A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer.
- W. Gates

The best way to prepare [to be a programmer] is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and fished out listings of their operating systems.
- W. Gates

We flew down weekly to meet with IBM, but they thought the way to measure software was the amount of code we wrote, when really the better the software, the fewer lines of code.
- W. Gates

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