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Communicate! It can't make things any worse.
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Comparing software engineering to classical engineering assumes that software
has the ability to wear out. Software typically behaves, or it does not. It
either works, or it does not. Software generally does not degrade, abrade,
stretch, twist, or ablate. To treat it as a physical entity, therefore, is
misapplication of our engineering skills. Classical engineering deals with
the characteristics of hardware; software engineering should deal with the
characteristics of *software*, and not with hardware or management.
-- Dan Klein
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COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler
one expects from a corporation whose president codes in octal.
-- J.N. Gray
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Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses,
is in the eye of the beholder.
-- Dr. Laurence J. Peter
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Competitive fury is not always anger. It is the true missionary's
courage and zeal in facing the possibility that one's best may not
-- Gene Scott
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One with real problems and imaginary profits.
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When you say something to another which everyone knows isn't true.
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The uncomfortable period of emotional and hormonal changes a
computer experiences when the operating system is upgraded and
a sun4 is put online sharing files.
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An electronic entity which performs sequences of useful steps in a
totally understandable, rigorously logical manner. If you believe
this, see me about a bridge I have for sale in Manhattan.
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Computer programmers do it byte by byte.