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Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand. — Putt's Law
Computer science isn't about computers any more than astronomy is about telescopes. — Edsger W. Dijkstra
It's not enough to be a great programmer; you have to find a great problem. — Charles Simonyi
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams, "The Dilbert Principle"
The idea is to fall and miss the ground. — Douglas Adams, "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer's personal itch. — Eric S. Raymond, "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. — George Bernard Shaw
Basically, perfect development is impossible. Development can be fast, good, and cheap. Pick two. — Larry Wall
If you think good architecture is expensive, try bad architecture. — Brian Foote & Joseph Yoder
Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand. — Putt's Law
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. — Steve Jobs
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business. — Michael J. Fox
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. — Andre Gide
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. — Pablo Picasso
Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't. — Eleanor Roosevelt
I'd like to thank all the little people who helped make this possible, but I can't, because I did it all myself. — Herman Monster
We will encourage you to develop the three great virtues of a programmer: laziness, impatience, and hubris. — Larry Wall
Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand. — Martin Fowler
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent. — Sophia Loren
I would advise students to pay more attention to the fundamental ideas rather than the latest technology. The technology will be out-of-date before they graduate. Fundamental ideas never get out of date. — Dr. David Lorge Parnas