Quotations by Bram Cohen

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Scientist
Nationality: American

Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Technology, Goals, Evil, Help, Laws, Succeed)

Give and ye shall receive.
- Bram Cohen

I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Technology, Drugs, Free speech, Information, Privacy)

I can come off as pretty arrogant, but it's because I know I'm right. I'm very, very good at writing protocols. I've accomplished more working on my own than I ever did as part of a team.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Pretty, Right, Writing)

In terms of work I've always had a Bad Attitude in that I won't work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don't know if that's an Asperger's thing or not, I think it's just being reasonable.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Work, Attitude, Being, Dress)

It's always hard to predict what's coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Work, Content, Will)

My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Age, Father, Complexity, Programming, School)

My favorite language for maintainability is Python. It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation, good library support, and optional named parameters.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Favorite, Language, Support)

The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Time)

The next release of mainline is going to have a lot of the advanced features people want, by the way.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: People, Want)

When I put my mind to it I can be a megalomaniac.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Mind)

With BitTorrent, the cat's out of the bag.
- Bram Cohen

You get so tired of having your work die. I just wanted to make something that people would actually use.
- Bram Cohen
(Keywords: Work, People)

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