UofC Computer Science Teachers Symposium 20 June 2014


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UofC Symposium 20 June 2014

UofC Symposium 20 June 2014

UofC Symposium 20 June 2014

UofC Symposium 20 June 2014


  • Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.–Edsger W. Dijkstra

  • “We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users.–Jeff Atwood

  • The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards.–Gene Spafford

  • A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.–Emo Philips

  • Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.–Mitchell Kapor

  • From a programmer’s point of view, the user is a peripheral that types when you issue a read request.–P. Williams

  • Before software should be reusable, it should be usable.–Ralph Johnson

  • People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on.  But that’s not what it means at all.  It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are.  You have to pick carefully. –Steve Jobs

  • It has been discovered that C++ provides a remarkable facility for concealing the trivial details of a program — such as where its bugs are.–David Keppel

  • Passwords are like underwear: you don’t let people see it, you should change it very often, and you shouldn’t share it with strangers.–Chris Pirillo