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Cynical Definitions

v. Computers To engage in a pastime similar to banging one's head against a wall, but with fewer opportunities for reward.

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Cynical Quotations

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

— Rich Cook

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The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time.

— Tom Cargill

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