The Effort Of Using Machines To Mimic The Human Mind Has Always Struck Me As Rather Silly.
The effort of using machines to mimic the human mind has always struck me as
rather silly. I would rather use them to mimic something better.
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra
If the conjecture `You would rather I had not disturbed you by sending you this.
' is correct, you may add it to the list of uncomfortable truths. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra...
The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra (1982)...
Children are natural mimic who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offence.
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra, SIGPLAN Notices, Volume 17, Number 5...
Lots of comedians have people they try to mimic. I mimic my shadow. -- Steven Wrigh
The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity.
-- Edsger W. Dijkstra...