Saturday, 1 January 2011

Quotean ... Computer Archive

Humourous Quotes About Computers

  • Java is, in many ways, C++– [ Michael Feldman]

  • One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that–lacking zero–they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs. [Robert Firth]

  • I think Microsoft named .Net so it wouldn’t show up in a Unix directory listing [Oktal]

  • The best thing about a boolean is even if you are wrong, you are only off by a bit

  • Sysyphus's First Law of Programming: There's at least one more bug than you think, even if you take Sysyphus's First Law into account

  • Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning -- Rich Cook

  • There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies

  • They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction -- Janet Reno

  • According to UNIX the world will end 19 Jan 2038 at 3:14:07 AM (2^32 seconds after January 1, 1970)

  • C++ : where friends have access to your private members

  • There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. This is not a coincidence -Jeremy S. Anderson

  • If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside -- Robert X. Cringely

  • The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the computer hardware industry -- Henry Petroski

  • To understand recursion, you must first understand recursion.