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It's not how slow you make it. It's how you make it slow.
The windowing system preferred by masochists 3 to 1.
Built to take on the world... and lose!
Don't try it 'til you've knocked it.
Power tools for Power Fools.
Putting new limits on productivity.
The closer you look, the cruftier we look.
Design by counterexample.
A new level of software disintegration.
No hardware is safe.
Do your time.
Rationalization, not realization.
Old-world software cruftsmanship at its finest.
THE user interference management system.
You can't argue with failure.
You haven't died 'til you've used it.
The environment of today... tomorrow!
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Something you can be ashamed of.
30% more entropy than the leading window system.
The first fully modular software disaster.
Rome was destroyed in a day.
Warn your friends about it.
Climbing to new depths. Sinking to new heights.
An accident that couldn't wait to happen.
Don't wait for the movie.
Never use it after a big meal.
Need we say less?
Plumbing the depths of human incompetence.
It'll make your day.
Don't get frustrated without it.
Power tools for power losers.
A software disaster of Biblical proportions.
Never had it. Never will.
The software with no visible means of support.
More than just a generation behind.
Hindenburg. Titanic. Edsel.
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The ultimate bottleneck.
Flawed beyond belief.
The only thing you have to fear.
Somewhere between chaos and insanity.
On autopilot to oblivion.
The joke that kills.
A disgrace you can be proud of.
A mistake carried out to perfection.
Belongs more to the problem set than the solution set.
To err is X windows.
Ignorance is our most important resource.
Complex nonsolutions to simple nonproblems.
Built to fall apart.
Nullifying centuries of progress.
Falling to new depths of inefficiency.
The last thing you need.
The defacto substandard.
Elevating brain damage to an art form.
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We will dump no core before its time.
One good crash deserves another.
A bad idea whose time has come. And gone.
We make excuses.
It didn't even look good on paper.
You laugh now, but you'll be laughing harder later!
A new concept in abuser interfaces.
How can something get so bad, so quickly?
It could happen to you.
The art of incompetence.
You have nothing to lose but your lunch.
When uselessness just isn't enough.
More than a mere hindrance. It's a whole new barrier!
When you can't afford to be right.
And you thought we couldn't make it worse.
If it works, it isn't X windows.
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You'd better sit down.
Don't laugh. It could be YOUR thesis project.
Why do it right when you can do it wrong?
Live the nightmare.
Our bugs run faster.
When it absolutely, positively HAS to crash overnight.
There ARE no rules.
You'll wish we were kidding.
Everything you never wanted in a window system. And more.
There's got to be a better way.
The next best thing to keypunching.
Leave the thrashing to us.
We wrote the book on core dumps.
Even your dog won't like it.
More than enough rope.
Garbage at your fingertips.
Incompatibility. Shoddiness. Uselessness.
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Xerox does it again and again and again and...
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Xerox never comes up with anything original.
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XEROX never does anything original.
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If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would
get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty
times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all
the managers would fly off.
It costs a lot to build bad products.
There are many highly successful businesses in the United States.
There are also many highly paid executives. The policy is not to
intermingle the two.
After the year 2015, there will be no airplane crashes. There will
be no takeoffs either, because electronics will occupy 100 percent
of every airplane's weight.
The last 10 percent of performance generates one-third of the cost
and two-thirds of the problems.
-- Norman Augustine
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The more one produces, the less one gets.
Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.
Hardware works best when it matters the least.
Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a westerly
direction, preferably supersonic, crossing time zones to provide the
additional hours needed to fix the broken electronics.
One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the
unexpected should have been expected.
A billion saved is a billion earned.
-- Norman Augustine