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software

Cynical Definitions

n. A magic spell cast over a computer allowing it to turn one's input into error messages.

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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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Software and cathedrals are much the same – first we build them, then we pray.

— Unknown

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