It should be noted that no ethically-trained engineer would ever consent to write a DestroyBaghdad procedure. Basic professional ethics would instead require him to write a DestroyCity procedure, to which Baghdad could be given as a parameter.
You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It's logic-based creativity.
The key to efficient development is to make interesting new mistakes
Functions should do one thing. They should do it well. They should do it only.
I do not fear computes. I fear lack of them.
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing
The computer was born to solve problems that did not exist before
Software is like entropy: It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the Second Law of Thermodynamics; i.e., it always increases.
Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container
Standards are always out of date. That's what makes them standards.
Physics is the universe's operating system