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software design

Software design is so complex that there is evidently no failure,
or it is so simple that there is no evident failure.

(Translated from German)

Softwaredesign ist so komplex, dass es keinen offensichtlichen Fehler gibt,
oder so einfach, dass es offensichtlich keinen Fehler gibt.

Found in a mail footer.

three planets

If all people would live on earth as much as the Germans, we would need the resources of three planets.

Said in the German broadcast Monitor (07.01.2010).

Germans take much resources — and there are other countries “outperforming” us. Nevertheless every well situated people have to make at least one short step towards a sustainable life.

We are the World!

Software engineers vs. the Universe

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

Said by Rich Cook.

highly compressed irrelevance

A typical “tweet” is highly compressed irrelevance – 140 characters the world don’t need but served in real time.

(freely translated from German)
by Ulf J. Froitzheim in Technology Review, 3/2009, P. 86

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