Ok, this is just plain hysterical. And insightful. And both insightfully hysterical and hysterically insightful.


Here’s a taste, read the whole thing for yourself.

50. “Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to build bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.”
– Rick Cook

38. “The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should therefore be regarded as a criminal offense.”
– E.W. Dijkstra

17. “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

6. “The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.”
– Seymour Cray


  1. #1 tires ocala
    January 1, 2011

    #50 is a hoot!

  2. #2 tiRes oCala
    January 6, 2011

    When you work in IT you live and die by #42. “Don’t worry if it doesn’t work right. If everything did, you’d be out of a job.”

  3. #3 tiRes oCala
    January 10, 2011

    #6 is kind of blah

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