Computer Quotes – Quality

“I don’t care if it works on your machine!  We are not shipping your machine!”
(Vidiu Platon)

“Programming is like sex: one mistake and you’re providing support for a lifetime.”
(Michael Sinz)

“There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.”
(Alan J. Perlis)

“You can either have software quality or you can have pointer arithmetic, but you cannot have both at the same time.”
(Bertrand Meyer)

“If McDonalds were run like a software company, one out of every hundred Big Macs would give you food poisoning, and the response would be, ‘We’re sorry, here’s a coupon for two more.’ “
(Mark Minasi)

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”
(Martin Golding)

“To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.”
(Paul Ehrlich)

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history–with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.”
(Mitch Radcliffe)

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