1. “Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.”(Stan Kelly-Bootle)

  2. “A programmer’s wife tells him: go to store. pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen. The programmer returns with 12 loaves.”

  3. “To do what you believe is right, to do what you believe is good, and doing these things right then and in that way is a calling from on high. Thus, do it boldly, do as you believe, do as you are.” Eiji Toyoda quoted by Matsubara (Osono et al 2008, 127)

  4. “Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming; feedback is the treatment.”(Kent Beck)

  5. “It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.” (John Von Neumann, circa 1949)

  6. The essential question is not, "How busy are you?" but "What are you busy at?" ~Oprah Winfrey

  7. “Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.”– Abelson and Sussman

  8. “In a software project team of 10, there are probably 3 people who produce enough defects to make them net negative producers.”– Gordon Schulmeyer

  9. “Software is like sex: It’s better when it’s free.”(Linus Torvalds)

  10. “Pessimists, we’re told, look at a glass containing 50% air and 50% water and see it as half empty. Optimists, in contrast, see it as half full. Engineers, of course, understand the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.”– Bob Lewis

  11. “The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before.” – Bill Gates

  12. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. ~Washington Irving

  13. “Good programmers use their brains, but good guidelines save us having to think out every case.”(Francis Glassborow)

  14. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. ~Henry Ford

  15. “The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.”– Gene Spafford

  16. “Standards are always out of date. That’s what makes them standards.” – Alan Bennett

  17. “True innovation often comes from the small startup who is lean enough to launch a market but lacks the heft to own it.”(Timm Martin)

  18. Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. — Edsger W. Dijkstra

  19. ~ The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else. ~ Harold R. McAlindon

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