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Computers
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequilla.
-- Mitch Ratcliffe
Baseball
Baseball is like church. Many attend but few understand.
-- Wes Westrum
Infinity
There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe.
-- Albert Einstein
Computer Science
Software Engineering is that part of Computer Science which is too difficult for the Computer Scientist.
-- F. L. Bauer.
Patience
The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.
-- T.H. White
Intelligence
The intelligence of any discussion diminishes with the square of the number of participants.
-- Adam Walinsky
Software Engineering
Writing the first 90 percent of a computer program takes 90 percent of the time. The remaining ten percent also takes 90 percent of the time and the final touches also take 90 percent of the time.
-- N.J. Rubenking
Patience
The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting.
-- T.H. White
Crime
Some men rob you with a six-gun -- others with a fountain pen.
-- Woodie Guthrie
Mediocrity
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
-- Albert Einstein
Success
The _real_ key to success is detaching yourself from today's baby the moment it leaves the doorstep. Let it go. Forget it. And vigorously grasp for the next brass ring with childlike single-mindedness. Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is in the doing somethin...
-- Tom Peters.
Software Engineering
Hitting baseballs and writing software are two professions where you can become a millionaire with a 75% performance failure rate.
-- Unknown
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