So The Pirate Bay has executed the Web 2.0 business plan to perfection: give someone else’s stuff away for free – then find a bigger idiot to buy the company. […] in the case of Web 2.0, companies go from “pre-revenue” to “post-revenue” without any revenue in between. That’s where you need a bigger idiot. …
[…] a good programmer cultivates the virtue of laziness. (But not just any laziness: you must be aggressively, proactively lazy!) — Chris Pine, dealing with the DRY rule
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. — Richard Cook, read on FSM
[…] as we all know, premature optimization is the root of all evil. — from a cocoa-dev email amen!
Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. — Linus Torvalds