Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Quotes About Programming and Computer Science

While looking for a quote that was mostly remembered except for who to credit with it I found a couple of fun sites with quote collections in them. Some of these I already share with students. I think I may print out some more of these quotes for my bulletin board.

This first site is a single (longish) page with some of the best. One of my favorites is:

When debugging, novices insert corrective code; experts remove defective code. ~Richard Pattis


This next list is collected by Rich Pattis who is very quotable himself as you can see above. His list covers more than just programming. I love this one:

Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach. - Aristotle


This next one shows you a quote of the day and has a long list of sources in a menu on the side of the page. Lots of great people to check out. I like this quote by Bill Gates:

"Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight."
- Bill Gates
Read more: http://www.softwarequotes.com/showquotes.aspx?id=579&name=Bill Gates#ixzz570txjSqE


This one has two pages of quotes. Some are more interesting than others to me but I did like this one:

“That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers.”
Larry Niven


Do you have a favorite source for computer science quotes? Or a favorite quote that you don’t find on one of these lists?

1 comment:

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