Here is another one: “Good programs work. Bad ones don’t.” College orientation, 1964.

My first program, 1969, ran for 18 years without a change. Nobody understood it and they lost the documentation.

It solved 40 equations with 90 unknowns, had its own memory swapping routines, and used a relational database. None of those existed at that time. It wouldn’t run on newer machines near the end of its life. IBM reversed one property of a datatype. It also increased the company’s market share by 20 percent.

Finally, “All programs have bugs.
That’s why your plans had better include this:

William “Bill” Myers, Analyzes all, Programmer, retired. If you learn anything new, find enjoyment, have a new thought, then I’m successful. Photo: 1st article

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