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"Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes" -Edsger W. Dijkstra

People-oriented

People-oriented

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A fellow team member sent to me this quote, and it makes me wonder how people-oriented our beloved profession of computer programming is.

"The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull;therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague" -Edsger Dijkstra (pronounced ‘Edstar Dextra’)

Make yourself a favor: read, capitulate and enjoy the manuscripts of Professor Edsger Wybe Dijkstra:

The manuscripts of Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930–2002)
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/

In addition, do not let this article pass you by:

Characterizing People as Non-Linear, First-Order Components in Software Development
http://alistair.cockburn.us/crystal/articles/cpanfocisd/characterizingpeopleasnonlinear.html

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