Thursday, October 30, 2014

anti-Semitic computer

From Daniel: "Don't ask me why I was reading this old book, "Techniques of Program Structure and Design" (1975). It contains the following choice paragraph on page 285:

8.1.4 Programmer, Know Thyself
The programmers who have the most difficulty debugging their programs are often those who blame ALL of their problems on the hardware, on the operating system, on the compiler, or on someone else's program. I once had the remarkable experience of working with a programmer who, whenever he had problems with his program, complained that the computer was anti-Semitic!"