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Maxims and Anecdotes

The following are an assorted collection of anecdotes and quips about programming. Some of them are serious, many are tongue-in-cheek. Most of them are of uncertain provenance and so unattributed. If you have any similar snippets that should be included here, please mail the Editor.
The best way to allocate five programmers to a job is to have one coding and use the other four to shield him from the customers.
© Dave Lloyd. Last updated 23 Nov 1996. /