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Old 24.12.2004, 07:21   #1
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The real technology -- behind all our other technologies -- is language. It actually creates the world our consciousness lives in. (Andrei Codrescu)

Remember to never split an infinitive. The passive voice should never be used. Do not put statements in the negative form. Proofread carefully to see if you words out. And don't start a sentence with a conjugation. (William Safire)

The use of anthropomorphic terminology when dealing with computing systems is a symptom of professional immaturity. (Edsger Dijkstra)

There are only two industries that refer to their customers as users. (Edward Tufte)

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. (Albert Einstein)

Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. (Niels Bohr)

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software. (Arthur C Clarke)

Present to inform, not to impress; if you inform, you will impress. (Frederick P Brooks)

Documentation is the castor oil of programming. (Gerald Weinberg)

Documentation is like sex; when it's good, it's very, very good, and when it's bad, it's better than nothing. (Dick Brandon)

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