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  • somesocial shared from a Personal Document
    It is that interplay between the technical and the social that gives both C and Unix their legendary status. Programmers love them because they are powerful, and they are powerful because programmers love them. David Gelernter, a computer scientist at Yale, perhaps put it best when he said, “Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity.” Dr Ritchie's creations are indeed beautiful examples of that most modern of art forms.
    Note: Beauty is the ultimate defence against complexity. C and Unix got it.
  • somesocial shared from a Personal Document
    That any software, albeit with many revisions and modifications, could have survived such changes and still be a core technology today is nothing short of astonishing.
  • somesocial shared from a Personal Document
    People of truly rare eminence depend on the times. Not all of them had the times they deserved, and many who did were unable to take advantage of them. Some were worthy of better times, for not all goodness triumphs always. Things have their seasons, and even certain kinds of eminence go in and out of style. But wisdom has an advantage : she is eternal. If this is not her century, many others will be.
    Note: a person born in the right age
  • somesocial shared from Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare
      Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?   Thou art more lovely and more temperate:   Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,   And summer's lease hath all too short a date:   Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,   And often is his gold complexion dimm'd,   And every fair from fair sometime declines,   By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd:   But thy eternal summer shall not fade,   Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,   Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,   When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,     So long as men...
    Note: shall i compare thee to a summer's day?
  • somesocial shared from To Read or Not to Read by Vincent Hobbes
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    Note: repect the hard work of the author
  • somesocial shared from Josephus by Norman Bentwich
    Josephus hardly merits a place on his own account in a series of Jewish Worthies, since neither as man of action nor as man of letters did he deserve particularly well of his nation. It is not his personal worthiness, but the worth of his work, that recommends him to the attention of the Jewish people.
    Note: josephus
  • somesocial shared from a Personal Document
    GREAT and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign, which Almighty God, the Father of all mercies, bestowed upon us the people of England, when first he sent Your Majesty's Royal Person to rule and reign over us.
    Note: the holy bible
  • somesocial shared from Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software by Scott Rosenberg
    I didn’t care how late it was. The F train ran all night to take me home to Queens. The revolution had to be customized!