|WAY OT: programmer's sayings|
Message #1 Posted by Mike Reed on 24 June 2008, 9:40 a.m.
Have been being nostalgic recently... During this, I remembered some of the humorous sayings and aphorisms vis programmers/programming. Was thinking some of youse would likely be able to remember far more of them than I did and could add to the list...? If not, these few might just bring a memory or two and perhaps a smile.
The three most dangerous things in the world are a programmer with a soldering iron, a hardware-type with a program patch, and a user with an idea.
Applications programming is a race between software engineers, who strive to produce idiot-proof programs, and the Universe which strives to produce bigger idiots;
So far the Universe is winning.
You can always tell a really good Idea by the enemies it makes.
Everything always takes twice as long and costs four times as much as you planned.
It's never the technical stuff that gets you in trouble. It's the personalties and the politics.
Living with a programmer is easy. All you need is the patience of a saint.
You can't do just one thing.
When you cannot meet a problem straight forward, you should come at it straight backwards.