“You can measure a programmer’s perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.”

Alan Perlis Attitude Quote

“It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans acquiring discipline organizing thoughts devoting attention to detail and learning to be self critical.”

Alan Perlis Education Quote

“In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.”

“I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.”

Alan Perlis Technology Quote

“In computing turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word ‘frustration’.”

“If your computer speaks English it was probably made in Japan.”

Alan Perlis Computers Quote

“Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.”

Alan Perlis Science Quote

“A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.”

Alan Perlis God Quote