January 18, 2004
More backlog flush! Lots of computer science quotes this time. Don't hate me.
- "People understand instinctively that the best way for computer programs to communicate with each other is for each of them to be strict in what they emit, and liberal in what they accept. The odd thing is that people themselves are not willing to be strict in how they speak and liberal in how they listen. You'd think that would also be obvious."
--Larry Wall, inventor of the Perl programming language.
- 'I've never liked the term "computer science." The main reason I
don't like it is that there's no such thing. Computer science is a
grab bag of tenuously related areas thrown together by an accident of
history, like Yugoslavia.'
--Paul Graham, Hackers and Painters
- "It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."
--Dijkstra's How do we tell truths that might hurt?, Computer Science circa 1975.
- Yet more computer science quotes are around.
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- A Christian tries to use "The Matrix" as a witnessing tool...or something. Soundclips, handdrawn comics, and more!
- The online comic Achewood has many admirers.
- This is a link. "This gubblick contains many nonsklarkish English flutzpahs, but the overall pluggandisp can be glorked from context."
- Like that last link, I guess I was on an everything2 kick: Common video game design flaws and Videogame cliches made some pretty good reading.
- Either it took too much room, or I was just too chicken to post this 1974 Charles Simic poem about breasts.