Alan Perlis Quotes

- Notable Alan Perlis Quotes Index -

Born: April 1, 1922, Pittsburgh, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: New Haven, Connecticut, February 7, 1990
Occupation: Computer scientist

1.
A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

2.
Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
- Alan Perlis

3.
I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

4.
If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

5.
In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'.
- Alan Perlis

6.
In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

7.
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.
- Alan Perlis

8.
You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
- Alan Perlis

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