software engineering proverbs

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Everybody Knows: If something is worth doing once, it's worth building a tool to do it.

Your problem is another's solution; your solution will be his problem.

Everybody Knows: If you've found 3 bugs in a program, best estimate is that there are 3 more. 60% of product cost comes after initial shipment.

The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -- Albert Einstein

Software and Cathedrals are much the same: First we build them then we pray! -- Sam Redwine, Jr.

We know as much about software quality problems as they knew about the Black Plague in the 1600s. We've seen the victims' agonies and helped burn the corpses.

We don't know what causes it; we don't really know if there is only one disease. We just suffer - and keep pouring our sewage into our water supply. -- Tom Van Vleck

Jimmy Connors once said the best advice he ever got was from Bobby Riggs:
  do it
  do it right
  do it right now

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