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A good system can't have a weak command language.
A great lathe operator commands several times the wage of an average lathe operator, but a great writer of software code is worth 10,000 times the price of an average software writer.
Bill Gates, Microsoft
A hacker on a roll may be able to produce–in a period of a few months–something that a small development group (say, 7-8 people) would have a hard time getting together over a year. IBM used to report that certain programmers might be as much as 100 times as productive as other workers, or more.
Peter Seebach
A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing.
A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing.
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
Steve Jobs, Apple
A printer consists of three main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.
A program is a spell cast over a computer, turning input into error messages.
A program is never less than 90% complete, and never more than 95% complete.
A program without a loop and a structured variable isn't worth writing.
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