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Any inaccuracies in this index may be explained by the fact that it has been prepared with the help of a computer.


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Programming is the art of telling another human being what one wants the computer to do.

Programming is the art of telling another human being what one wants the computer to do.



Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random

Random numbers should not be generated with a method chosen at random



Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.

Computers are good at following instructions, but not at reading your mind.



People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.

People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.



Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.

Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do.



Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it.

Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it.



Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.

Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.



We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.

We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil.



People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones.

People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on each other, like a wall of mini stones.



The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.

The whole thing that makes a mathematician’s life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.





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As best I can tell there was no advance warning of the attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, which was the first significant foreign terrorist activity in the U.S. No tip-offs that it was coming.

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First of all, all writing includes some part of the self. The relationship of the self and the other exists in writing, whether autobiographical or novel. There is a self and an other.

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Postponing action is only postponing achievement.

Postponing action is only postponing achievement.




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