Quote #673 We Flew Down Weekly To Meet With IBM, But They Thought The Way To Measure Software Was The Amount Of Code We Wrote, When Really The Better The Software, The Fewer Lines Of Code.
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We flew down weekly to meet with IBM, but they thought the way to measure
software was the amount of code we wrote, when really the better the
software, the fewer lines of code.
-- W. Gates
We are perfect, but the code is terrible. -- Microsoft Software Develope
Quote #500 `... if we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as ``lines produced'' but as ``lines spent.
'' ' -- Edsger Dijkstra...
Brief History Of Linux (#17) Terrible calamity IBM chose Microsoft's Quick & Dirty Operating System instead of CP/M for its new line of PCs.
QDOS (along with the abomination known as EDLIN) had been acquired from a Seattle man, Tim Paterson, for the paltry sum of $...
Quote #629 Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
-- Bill Gate...
Brief History Of Linux (#16) Closed source, opened wallets In 1976 Bill Gates wrote the famous letter to Altair hobbyists accusing them of "stealing software" and "preventing good software from being written".
We must assume Bill's statement was true, because no good software was being written at Micro-soft....
code monkey n 1. A person only capable of grinding out code, but unable to perform the higher-primate tasks of software architecture, analysis, and design.
Mildly insulting. Often applied to the most junior people on a programming team....
descramble code needed from software company
Brief History Of Linux (#21) The GNU Project Meet Richard M.
Stallman, an MIT hacker who would found the GNU Project and create Emacs, the operating-system-disguised-as-a-text-editor....
Quote #655 Object-oriented programming is popular in big companies, because it suits the way they write software.
At big companies, software tends to be written by large (and frequently changing) teams of mediocre programmers....