• As soon as we started programming, we found to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.

    "The Design and Use of the EDSAC". Lecture delivered at the Digital Computer Museum, September 23, 1979.
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