Funny is not the opposite of serious. Funny is the opposite of
-- G.K. Chesterton
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing
Theoretically, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a
simple system that worked ...A complex system designed from scratch never
works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over,
beginning with a working simple system.
-- Grady Booch
Criticism is easy; art is difficult.
--Philippe Destouches, Le Glorieux, 1732.
"Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up
a statue in honor of a critic."
-- Jean Sibelius
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
Everybody wants the government to 'do something!' until it does it to them.
-- Rick Gaber
It should be noted that no ethically-trained software engineer would ever consent to write a 'DestroyBaghdad' procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead
require him to write a 'DestroyCity' procedure, to which 'Baghdad' could be given as a parameter.
-- Nathaniel S. Borenstein
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