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Elf on programming

2007-04-24 14:10:02.465696+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

From Elf Sternberg, whose characters in Sterlings: The Old Country Returns don't claim to be coming up with it so he's probably just rephrasing succinctly a witticism from elsewhere:

"I heard it that a programmer was a device for turning coffee into source code. And a compiler is a device for turning source code into bugs. So a programmer with a compiler is..." She let the obvious consequences of that chain of logic trail off. "So, which is it?"

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-24 21:41:37.818856+00 by: Dave Goodman

And a cow is just a machine for making grass edible.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-24 21:49:13.793642+00 by: Dan Lyke

s/grass/corn/ and you've got a thesis that Michael Pollan's explored heavily in depth...