The Embedded Muse 329

Just found this in J.Ganssles Embedded Muse:

"Without requirements and design, programming is the art of adding bugs to an empty text file." - Louis Srygley

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Reinhardt
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Reinhardt Behm
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ditto

Been some good ones recently like

"Don't comment bad code - rewrite it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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Paul Carpenter          | paul@pcserviceselectronics.co.uk 
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Paul

:)

All too true.

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Tim Wescott 
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Tim Wescott

This is timely. I am trying to explain to a bunch of investors in terms they understand why a disciplined development process is essential for their client to stop from missing product release deadlines. The problem with the line is, I would need to start by explaining what a "bug" is.

Over the years as we all have here been faced with speaking and entirely different language to those who grease development and make it possible.

Explained that quadrupling the number of people on the project was probably going to hurt more than it helps in this case with. "Nine ladies cannot have a baby in one month".

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Walter Banks

I've always liked Michael Faraday's 1850 description of the practical value of electricity. The question was asked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, so the appropriate answer was "one day, sir, you may tax it".

Amazing how effective that analogy is :(

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Tom Gardner

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