While cleaning house, I came across a notebook in which I recorded a few pithy words and sayings. I think they make a good blog entry. I have carefully attributed them (or not) as appropriate:
This remark was said about a computer system that we had developed, and were supporting:
Some of our users are not as friendly as they would like our system to be. – Rich Klepacz, further edited by me.
This remark was said about a rather tragic software development project:
We have too many people to do this project the right way, and not enough people to do it the wrong way. – me again.
Creeping Elegance” is effort directed solely toward making work more eyecatching. – Craig Martin. Today we would say: Creeping Elegance is effort directed solely toward making eye candy.
This remark was said about a completely undocumented software project:
You've heard of the paperless office? This is the paperless project. – Tony Alfieri
99% compatibility is like closing your front door 99% when a maniac is coming up the front path. – John Bear
An unhelpful VAX system error message:
%NONAME - F -NOMSG, ERROR NUMBER 00000004
He reminds me of a time when I had bad taste. – Unattributed:
Here are a few handy made-ups. Please remember them and use them:
Jubilant Sardine: – unknown The sort of person who can squeeze into a jampacked celebration.
Huggly – Frank Naranjo
Intertwingled – Howard Lang