February 1, 2023


cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj’un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner.

“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.”
— Rich Cook

“Computer dating is fine, if you’re a computer.”
— Rita Mae Brown

“All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You’d be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.”
— Isaac Asimov

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

“The perfect computer has been developed. You just feed in your problems and they never come out again.”
— Al Goodman

“The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there’s no law against whacking them around a bit.”
— Eric Porterfield

“Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.”
— Andy Rooney

“Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.”
— E W Dijkstra

“Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don’t add up.”
— James Magary

“If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee – that will do them in.”
— Bradley’s Bromade

“The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.”
— Nathaniel Borenstein

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