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Programming is Thinking

Programming is Thinking, Not Typing.

FDE at Palantir [more...]

Linux phenomenon is delightful

I think the Linux phenomenon is quite delightful, because it draws so strongly on the basis that Unix provided

Creator of C language and co-creator of Unix OS [more...]

Writing negative code

The real hero of programming is the one who writes negative code.

Prolific contributor to the Unix operating system [more...]

Simple, general and intelligible

Keep it simple, make it general, and make it intelligible.

Prolific contributor to the Unix operating system [more...]

Programmers should put themselves out of business

As a programmer, it is your job to put yourself out of business. What you do today can be automated tomorrow.

Prolific contributor to the Unix operating system [more...]

Not abstract – as real as int and float

Those types are not "abstract"; they are as real as int and float.

Prolific contributor to the Unix operating system [more...]

If it’s free, you are the product

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

A comment on MetaFilter.com [more...]

Don’t believe everything you read on the web

Don't believe everything you read on the web. Remember, there are humans behind those web pages and humans make mistakes

Inventor of email on how you should view the information on the web [more...]

I possibly saved the @ sign from extinction

It's possible I saved the at sign from extinction since some were considering removing the at sign from the keyboard and it would have followed the cent sign into exile.

Inventor of the email system on the usage of the @ sign [more...]

What happens when you click a link?

When you understand this, then you will understand the difference between the Internet and the Web. And you will realize that it is all quite simple!

When answering the simple question "What happens when you click a link?" [more...]

SRI patented the mouse but had no idea of its value

SRI patented it, but they really had no idea of its value. Some years later I learned that they had licensed it to Apple for something like $40,000.

Inventor of the computer mouse on being asked if he made money off his invention [more...]

It just looked like a mouse

No one can remember. It just looked like a mouse with a tail, and we all called it that in the lab.

Inventor of the computer mouse on being asked who coined the term "mouse" [more...]

JOKE - Being a Programmer

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How do I view a deleted web page?
Is there a way to view a deleted web page - one that is no longer available? Yes there is and the solution is quite simple. [more...]

Fact

The first known commercial spam was the "Green Card Lottery" spam on Usenet posted by the husband and wife duo of Canter & Siegel on April 12, 1994. [more...]

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