Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. There is a very great distinction because when you are planning for an emergency you must start with this one thing: the very deﬁnition of “emergency” is that it is unexpected, therefore it is not going to happen the way you are planning.
If you don’t know how compilers work, then you don’t know how computers work.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Software is easy to make, except when you want it to do something new.
Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.
Humility is correlated with age. Arrogance is inversely correlated with age. Why? Because as you get older, you realize how hard it is to get things done.
Note to self: Silent Circle (and Silent Phone) is not trustworthy
When a corporation finds a question uncomfortable, you should ask it again and louder
Organizations which design systems … are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations