[Nottingham] For real?... Proprietary fine irony
sergiusz at pawlowicz.name
Tue Dec 23 11:43:54 UTC 2008
On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 1:16 AM, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> Is this quote for real?...
> Interviewer: Is studying computer science the best way to prepare to be
> a programmer?
> Bill Gates: No. the best way to prepare is to write programs, and to
> study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went
> to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out
> listings of their operating system. You got to be willing to read other
> people's code, then write your own, then have other people review your
> code. You've got to want to be in this incredible feedback loop where
> you get the world-class people to tell you what you're doing wrong.
> You have to love the fine irony.
> Open source peer review runs deeper than we can believe?...
Good hard stuff, Martin!
"Science is always wrong. It never solves a problem without creating
ten more" ~ George Bernard Shaw
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