April 18, 2008

101 Great Mostly Pretty Good Quotes About Computers and Programming. But Wait There's More! Yep, 101 More Quotes and an extra added bonus, the second list as originally published in Spanish, because it's fun to read Isaac Asimov and Emo Philips in another language, and it'll also piss off Lou Dobbs.

Yes, I'm sure some of these will turn out to be misquoted or apocriphal or made up by some PR hack. And if you don't want to RTFLs, here are all the quotes that mention sex: "Software is like sex: It's better when it's free." (Linus Torvalds) "Programming is like sex: one mistake and you're providing support for a lifetime." (Michael Sinz) "Web Services are like teenage sex. Everyone is talking about doing it, and those who are actually doing it are doing it badly." (Michelle Bustamante) "Saying that Java is nice because it works on all OSes is like saying that anal sex is nice because it works on all genders." (Alanna)

  • The truth of that last one has been driven home for me this week.
  • No further explanation required... or really desired, roryk. To misquote another MeFite, "I do not want to be exposed to Java"
  • Java hatin'? That's a paddlin'. The Web Services one made me LOL. Evidently she saw my final project.
  • "They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction." Damn, that's great!! I guess I missed that one. Is there no end to the stupidity of those in power? *crickets
  • "Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window." (Steve Wozniak). Yep, that'll do me! Also: "Never sign up with an ISP that you can't reach to tear their throats out!"