Quotes with software
Technology is an inherent democratizer. Because of the evolution of hardware and software, you’re able to scale up almost anything. It means that in our lifetime everyone may have tools of equal power.
Guest lecture, UC Berkeley October 5, 2005
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
In the network economy, success is self-reinforcing; it obeys the law of increasing returns. The great innovation of Silicon Valley is not the wowie-zowie hardware and software it has invented. Silicon Valley's greatest "product" is the social organisation of its companies, and most important, the tangled web of former jobs, intimate colleagues, information leakage from one firm to the next, rapid company life cycles, and agile e mail culture. This social web, suffused into the warm hardware of jelly bean chips and copper neurons, creates a network economy.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Every good work of software starts by scratching a developer's personal itch.
"The Cathedral and the Bazaar"
You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by other types of computer software and manufacturing.
This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended.