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Alan Perlis – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Alan Perlis

 

You can measure a programmer’s perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.

– Alan Perlis


If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.

– Alan Perlis


In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word ‘frustration’.

– Alan Perlis


It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.

– Alan Perlis


A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.

– Alan Perlis


Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.

– Alan Perlis


I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.

– Alan Perlis


In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.

– Alan Perlis