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  Troutman's Laws of Computer Programming

  • The most harmful error in a program will be discovered after five months of production data corruption.
  • Interchangeable data tapes and disks don't.
  • Compatible software applications aren't.
  • Data entry error checking that identifies 100 possible end user input error types will be defeated by the 101st user.
  • Profanity is the one universal programming language.

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