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

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.  No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
— Elbert Hubbard

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.  The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
–Bill Gates


“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.