The internet and censorship

The internet treats censorship like damage and routes around it.

Linux is free

Linux is only free if your time is worth nothing

no obvious deficiencies

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

1980 Turing Award Lecture

you're the product

If you're not paying for something, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold.

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Never test

Never test for an error condition you don't know how to handle.


The lack of these features merely serves to make systems programming for the the Transputer an interesting exercise.

The cost of nothing

LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.

The Adventure shell

Welcome to the Adventure shell!
You are in a maze of twisty passages, all alike> fight shell
The shell hits! -more- you lose a file

Artificial intelligence

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

Never trust a computer

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

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