The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it's too late.
The number of transistors on an integrated circuit will double in about 18 months.
If there are two or more ways to do something and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.
When you lose interest in a program, your last duty to it is to hand it off to a competent successor.
Release early. Release often. And listen to your customers.
A security system is only as secure as its secret. Beware of pseudo-secrets.
Any tool should be useful in the expected way, but a truly great tool lends itself to uses you never expected.
Usually its users discover sooner or later that their program does not deliver all the desired results, or worse, that the results requested were not the ones really needed.
The Internet is corporations all the way down.
XML is not a language in the sense of a programming language any more than sketches on a napkin are a language.
Unix has retarded OS research by 10 years and linux has retarded it by 20.
In my daily work, I work on very large, complex, distributed systems built out of many Python modules and packages. The focus is very similar to what you find, for example, in Java and, in general, in systems programming languages.
There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!
Successful weight loss takes programming, not willpower.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
The trick is to fix the problem you have, rather than the problem you want.
When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code.
Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later
Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
For every scientific (or engineering) action, there is an equal and opposite social reaction.
The price of reliability is the pursuit of the utmost simplicity. It is a price which the very rich may find hard to pay.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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