Sebastian Klein (Hrsg.): Zitate über Computer

Zitate über Computer

Unix gives you just enough rope to hang yourself -- and then a couple of more feet, just to be sure. --- Eric Allman

... We make rope. -- Rob Gingell on Sun Microsystem's new virtual memory.

Sendmail may be safely run set-user-id to root. --- Eric Allman

Heutzutage sind Computer langweilig. --- Konrad Zuse (auf die Frage, warum er keinen PC besitzt.)

Wenn einer fragen sollte, was wir denn ausgerechnet 2000 dringlich für eine gute Zukunft brauchen: so wenig Nullen wie nur möglich, aber reichlich Köpfe zum Selberdenken. -- Prof. Hubert Markl

Die Bindung zwischen der Programmiersprache, die wir verwenden, und den Problemen und Lösungen, die wir uns vorstellen können, ist sehr eng. Sprachelemente zu entfernen in der Absicht, Programmierfehler zu vermeiden, ist daher bestenfalls gefährlich. --- Bjarne Stroustrup

Whereas Europeans generally pronounce my name the right way (`Ni-klows Wirt'), Americans invariably mangle it into `Nick-les Worth'. This is to say that Europeans call me by name, but Americans call me by value. --- Nicklaus Wirth

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. --- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Linux is obsolete. --- Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 1993

Your job is being a professor and researcher: That's one hell of a good excuse for some of the brain-damages of minix. --- Linus Torvalds (zu Andrew S. Tanenbaum)

Der Pinguin ist ein gutes Logo fur Linux, denn was nicht fliegt, stürzt auch nicht ab. -- Francis Kuhlen

A commercial, and in some respects a social, doubt has been started within the last year or two, whether or not it is right to discuss so openly the security or insecurity of locks. Many well-meaning persons suppose that the discussion respecting the means for baffling the supposed safety of locks offers a premium for dishonesty, by showing others how to be dishonest. This is a fallacy. Rogues are very keen in their profession, and already know much more than we can teach them respecting their several kinds of roguery. Rogues knew a good deal about lockpicking long before locksmiths discussed it among themselves, as they have lately done. If a lock -- let it have been made in whatever country, or by whatever maker -- is not so inviolable as it has hitherto been deemed to be, surely it is in the interest of honest persons to know this fact, because the dishonest are tolerably certain to be the first to apply the knowledge practically; and the spread of knowledge is necessary to give fair play to those who might suffer by ignorance. It cannot be too earnestly urged, that an acquaintance with real facts will, in the end, be better for all parties. -- Charles Tomlison

Sebastian Klein, Köln

Letzte Änderung: 18. August 2001