Some Computer-Related Quotations

"I am far from thinking that nomenclature is a remedy for every defect in art or science: still I cannot but feel that confusion of terms generally springs from, and always leads to, confusion of ideas."

	-- John Louis Petit, "Architectural Studies in France", 1854

"The second-system effect has another manifestation somewhat different from pure functional embellishment. That is a tendency to refine techniques whose very existence has been made obsolete by changes in basic system assumptions."

	-- Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man Month"

"IPv6 is like the DoD completing the design of a gigaton nuclear bomb in the year 2000; everybody's thinking that it would've been cool to have this in 1963, but who the hell wants to spend all the bucks on it 37 years late?"

	-- Andy Valencia

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