In view of all the deadly computer viruses that have been spreading lately, Weekend Update would like to remind you: when you link up to another computer, you’re linking up to every computer that that computer has ever linked up to.
— Dennis Miller, “Saturday Night Live,” U.S. television show
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
— B. F. Skinner
Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology.
— John Tudor
PROGRAMMERS & PROGRAMMING
“f u cn rd ths, u cn gt a gd jb n cmptr prgmmng.” -Anon.
“A crash is when your competitor’s program dies. When your program dies, it is an ‘idiosyncrasy’. Frequently, crashes are followed with a message like ‘ID 02’. ‘ID’ is an abbreviation for idiosyncrasy and the number that follows indicates how many more months of testing the product should have had.” -Guy Kawasaki
“Perl – The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.” -Keith Bostic
“Coders are those that can sleep in front of terminals … with their eyes opened.” -ricS
“There are two ways to write error-free programs. Only the third one works.” -Anon
“Old programmers never die. They just branch out to a new address.” -Anon.