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|#1731||Disks travel in packs.|
|#1732||Disraeli was pretty close: actually, there are Lies, Damn lies, Statistics,|
Benchmarks, and Delivery dates.
|#1733||Do not meddle in the affairs of troff, for it is subtle and quick to anger.|
|#1734||Do not simplify the design of a program if a way can be found to make|
it complex and wonderful.
|#1735||Do not use the blue keys on this terminal.|
|#1736||Do you guys know what you're doing, or are you just hacking?|
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|#1738||Do you suffer painful elimination?|
-- Don Knuth, "Structured Programming with Gotos"
Do you suffer painful recrimination?
-- Nancy Boxer, "Structured Programming with Come-froms"
Do you suffer painful illumination?
-- Isaac Newton, "Optics"
Do you suffer painful hallucination?
-- Don Juan, cited by Carlos Casteneda
|#1739||Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and|
when it is bad, it is better than nothing.
-- Dick Brandon
|#1740||Documentation is the castor oil of programming.|
Managers know it must be good because the programmers hate it so much.
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