Alan Perlis Quotes

Alan Perlis Quotes: I think that it's extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep fun in computing. When it started out, it was an awful lot of fun. Of course, the paying customers got shafted every now and then, and after a while we began to take their complaints seriously. We began to feel as if we really were responsible for the successful, error-free perfect use of these machines. I don't think we are. I think we're responsible for stretching them, setting them off in new directions, and keeping fun in the house. I hope the field of computer science never loses its sense of fun.
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Alan Perlis Quote: In English every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages.
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Quotes about Alan Perlis: LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.
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Quote about Alan Perlis: Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress.
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