i-con-o-clast n. 1. One who destroys sacred
images. 2. One who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional
or popular ideas or institutions. The American Heritage
An Element of Style Make definite assertions.
Avoid tame, colorless, hesitating, non-committal language.
Rule 12, William Strunk, Jr.
Q: What is the shortest lie in computing?
A: It works.
On Programming: A bad day writing code in Scheme is
better than a good day writing code in C. David Stigant
More on Programming: Always code as if the guy who ends
up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows
where you live. John F. Woods
Yet more on Programming: Programming is just another name
for the lost art of thinking. Arctic Fidelity aka Aaron Hsu
On Mutation and Programming: Assignment leads to mutation. Mutation
leads to pointers. Pointers lead to suffering! Anton van
On Teaching Programming: Wir sind froh, dass die
Absolventen schon Java können. Programmieren müssen wir
denen halt noch beibringen. overheard in a German firm, via
I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is
just as dumb as the next guy.