The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
Businesses which are allowed defer profitability typically never get there.
Clayton Christensen – “The Innovator’s Solution”
Software is like language, it evolves through its usage.
Fans of The Wire may remember this quote from the Bunk:
You ain’t got no informants on the dock? Someone you could go to on this? Someone you got a history with? They say a police is only as good as his informants.
Sometimes I reckon that a coder is only as good as his bookmarks. I’ve got over 2000 bookmarks (fairly well organised) and rarely a day goes by when I don’t have to reference one for a fix or design resource.