Quotations on Software

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There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
- John Baldacci
(Keywords: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

We can collaborate with a Netscape employee or partner who's halfway around the world. We can distribute information and software to customers and shareholders, and get their feedback.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: Information, Software, World)

I think we're proving ourselves as we go along. The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary - making maximum advantage of our client browser, as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites.
- Jim Barksdale
(Keywords: People, Strategy, Months, Past, Software, Want)

'Authoring tools' are terrible; there is almost no software that can create closed captions for media players. And of course there is no training. TV captioning is bad enough, and this stuff is generally worse.
- Joe Clark
(Keywords: Media, Software, Tools, Training)

Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software.
- Greg Egan
(Keywords: Computers, Now, Software, Years)

We've been in the Mac software business for more than 20 years. And it's been a great business for us.
- Scott Erickson
(Keywords: Business, Software, Years)

I think the most difficult thing had been scaling the infrastructure. Trying to support the response we had received from our users and the number of people that were interested in using the software.
- Shawn Fanning
(Keywords: People, Software, Support, Trying)

Twenty-five years ago, the notion was you could create a general problem-solver software that could solve problems in many different domains. That just turned out to be totally wrong.
- Howard Gardner
(Keywords: Problems, Software, Wrong, Years)

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Design, People, Gods, Computer, Day, Evolution, Mercy, Question, Software, Want, Will, World)

I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: People, First, Software, Visit, Washington, Years)

Why shouldn't we give our teachers a license to obtain software, all software, any software, for nothing? Does anyone demand a licensing fee, each time a child is taught the alphabet?
- William Gibson
(Keywords: Time, Nothing, Software, Teachers)

From day one our next generation system will run all our exsisting software - so that gives us a head start.
- Trip Hawkins
(Keywords: Day, Software, Will)

The software patent problem is not limited to Mono. Software patents affect everyone writing software today.
- Miguel de Icaza
(Keywords: Software, Today, Writing)

Our strategy in dealing with patents in Mono is the same strategy that any other software developer would take. In the event of a patent claim, we will try to find prior art to the claim of the patent.
- Miguel de Icaza
(Keywords: Art, Strategy, Software, Will)

Every piece of software written today is likely going to infringe on someone else's patent.
- Miguel de Icaza
(Keywords: Software, Today)

I was trying to figure out what to do next, I'd been accumulating ideas for productivity tools - software people could use every day, particularly to help organize their lives.
- Mitch Kapor
(Keywords: People, Ideas, Day, Help, Productivity, Software, Tools, Trying)

Any good software engineer will tell you that a compiler and an interpreter are interchangeable.
- Tim Berners Lee
(Keywords: Software, Will)

By the time Apple's Macintosh operating system finally falls into the public domain, there will be no machine that could possibly run it. The term of copyright for software is effectively unlimited.
- Lawrence Lessig
(Keywords: Time, Machine, Public, Software, Will)

Now, you can just get a laptop, get some software, put a microphone on it and make a record. You have to know how to do it. It does help if you've had 35 or 40 years of experience in the studio. But, it still levels the playing field so artists can record their own stuff.
- Roger McGuinn
(Keywords: Experience, Artists, Help, Now, Software, Years)

We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.
- Tim O'Reilly
(Keywords: May, Software, World)

If Unix could present the same face, the same capabilities, on machines of many different types, it could serve as a common software environment for all of them.
- Eric S. Raymond
(Keywords: Environment, Machines, Present, Software, Unix)

Interactive computers and software will, I think, provide a less costly method of doing some kinds of inquiry, in knowledge acquisition and even reasoning and interaction.
- Roy Romer
(Keywords: Computers, Knowledge, Software, Will)

For music, unlike a $500 software program, people are paying a buck or two a song, and it's those dollars and pennies that have to add up to pay for not just the cost of that song, but the investment in the next song.
- Hilary Rosen
(Keywords: Music, People, Investment, Software, Song)

I have this hope that there is a better way. Higher-level tools that actually let you see the structure of the software more clearly will be of tremendous value.
- Guido van Rossum
(Keywords: Hope, Software, Tools, Value, Will)

Fighting patents one by one will never eliminate the danger of software patents, any more than swatting mosquitoes will eliminate malaria.
- Richard Stallman
(Keywords: Danger, Fighting, Mosquitoes, Software, Will)

I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing a cognitive style on workers and their work.
- Edward Tufte
(Keywords: Work, Software, Style, Workers)

Writing software that's safe even in the presence of bugs makes the challenge even more interesting.
- Wietse Venema
(Keywords: Bugs, Challenge, Software, Writing)

When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause.
- Wietse Venema
(Keywords: Mistake, Cause, Software, Will)

Qmail out of the box works fine, so people will want to use it regardless of licensing restrictions, even when the software does not ship with their system software.
- Wietse Venema
(Keywords: People, Software, Want, Will)

This will surprise some of your readers, but my primary interest is not with computer security. I am primarily interested in writing software that works as intended.
- Wietse Venema
(Keywords: Computer, Interest, Security, Software, Will, Writing)

However, writing software without defects is not sufficient. In my experience, it is at least as difficult to write software that is safe - that is, software that behaves reasonably under adverse conditions.
- Wietse Venema
(Keywords: Experience, Software, Writing)

I want to avoid locking people into solutions that work only with Postfix. People should have a choice in what software they want to use with Postfix, be it anti-virus or otherwise.
- Wietse Venema
(Keywords: Work, People, Choice, Software, Want)

I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So, whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used, that's great.
- Larry Wall
(Keywords: History, People, Positive, American, Software, Want, World)

The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%.
- Jack Welch
(Keywords: May, Productivity, Running, Software, Will)

Computers have become more friendly, understandable, and lots of years and thought have been put into developing software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
- Roberta Williams
(Keywords: Computers, Thought, People, Software, Want, Years)

You get the software you pay for. In every sense. To the nth degree. That's the way the world works.
- Dave Winer
(Keywords: Sense, Software, World)

Yet, I am convinced that there is a need for high quality software, and the time will come when it will be recognized that it is worth investing effort in its development and in using a careful, structured approach based on safe, structured languages.
- Niklaus Wirth
(Keywords: Time, Quality, Development, Effort, Software, Will, Worth)

Indeed, the woes of Software Engineering are not due to lack of tools, or proper management, but largely due to lack of sufficient technical competence.
- Niklaus Wirth
(Keywords: Management, Competence, Engineering, Software, Tools)

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