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Old programmers never die, they just hit account block limit.
 
Linux Computers:  542 of 1023

On a clear disk you can seek forever.
                -- P. Denning
 
Linux Computers:  543 of 1023

On the eighth day, God created FORTRAN.
 
Linux Computers:  544 of 1023

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
                -- Cartoon caption
 
Linux Computers:  545 of 1023

        On the other hand, the TCP camp also has a phrase for OSI people.
There are lots of phrases.  My favorite is `nitwit' -- and the rationale
is the Internet philosophy has always been you have extremely bright,
non-partisan researchers look at a topic, do world-class research, do
several competing implementations, have a bake-off, determine what works
best, write it down and make that the standard.
        The OSI view is entirely opposite.  You take written contributions
from a much larger community, you put the contributions in a room of
committee people with, quite honestly, vast political differences and all
with their own political axes to grind, and four years later you get
something out, usually without it ever having been implemented once.
        So the Internet perspective is implement it, make it work well,
then write it down, whereas the OSI perspective is to agree on it, write
it down, circulate it a lot and now we'll see if anyone can implement it
after it's an international standard and every vendor in the world is
committed to it.  One of those processes is backwards, and I don't think
it takes a Lucasian professor of physics at Oxford to figure out which.
                -- Marshall Rose, "The Pied Piper of OSI"
 
Linux Computers:  546 of 1023

On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!], "Pray, Mr.
Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers
come out?"  I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of
ideas that could provoke such a question.
                -- Charles Babbage
 
Linux Computers:  547 of 1023

"One Architecture, One OS" also translates as "One Egg, One Basket".
 
Linux Computers:  548 of 1023

"One basic notion underlying Usenet is that it is a cooperative."

Having been on USENET for going on ten years, I disagree with this.
The basic notion underlying USENET is the flame.
                -- Chuq Von Rospach
 
Linux Computers:  549 of 1023

        One day a student came to Moon and said, "I understand how to make
a better garbage collector.  We must keep a reference count of the pointers
to each cons."
        Moon patiently told the student the following story -- "One day a
student came to Moon and said, "I understand how to make a better garbage
collector..."
 
Linux Computers:  550 of 1023

One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they
never have to stop and answer the phone.
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