We invent metrics partly to dignify arguments, but mostly to disguise them.
I did not write a program to generate this book; I am that program.
Nothing dispels the illusion of planning and control like watching someone use your software.
How vastly computers will improve our metaphors!
The great divide will be crossed not when a computer can pass a Turing test, but when it can give one.
Our ancestors believed in ghosts of people; we believe in multiple regression — ghosts of causes.
Nobody loves an algorithm.
All problems are technical, but not all techniques are adequate.
All computer languages aspire to the condition of LISP.
Programming is nothing more than describing exactly what you want.
Efficient search is serendipity’s implacable enemy.