Quote of the Day
If you enjoy programming, philosophy, math, or any number of geeky topics, you're in the right place. Every day, I'll post a random quote from my extensive collection of Kindle highlights. Quotes do not necessarily reflect my views or opinions. In fact, part of my epistemic process is to consume a wide variety of contradictory material.
You are an uncivilized, ignorant, BARBARIC peasant that will be looked back upon by future generations with every bit as much pity as you regard the plague-ridden wretches of Downtown Medieval Europe.
— Subgenius Foundation, Book of the Subgenius
But psychologists have shown that power corrupts our mental processes almost at once. When a feeling of power is induced in people, they are less likely to take others’ viewpoint and more likely to center their thinking on themselves. The result is a reduced ability to comprehend how others see, think, and feel. Power, among other things, induces blindness toward others.
— Robert Trivers, The Folly of Fools
It was estimated in 1993 that there had been over 1000 high-level languages invented and implemented since the beginning of the 1950s.
— Charles Petzold, Code
“Without commerce, advanced social orders can’t evolve, so we’re stuck in the primitive state where every nerd fabricates everything from first principles.”
— Federico Biancuzzi, <Masterminds of Programming
There are two ways to get a rigid design: Make too many assumptions about the future. Write code without enough design.
— Max Kanat-Alexander, Code Simplicity
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