Every program has two purposes: The one for which it was written and another for which it wasn’t.
Don’t have good ideas if you aren’t willing to be responsible for them.
If a listener nods his head when you’re explaining your program, wake him up.
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress.
The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
A picture is worth 10K words – but only those to describe the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.
A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.
I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.
LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.
Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
One man’s constant is another man’s variable.
It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.