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" One of my most productive days was throwing away 1,000 lines of code. "
" A well installed microcode bug will be almost impossible to detect. "
" I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening. "
" That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty. "
" I also have an idea for a book on biodiversity, and why and how we should be conserving it. "
" I am a very bottom-up thinker. "
" Grant, if we edited Fortran, I assume that you'd put a column thing in there. "
" It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that saves the hackers from very serious prosecution. "
" In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves by posing programming exercises. "
" One is that the perfect garden can be created overnight, which it can't. "
" I think the major good idea in Unix was its clean and simple interface: open, close, read, and write. "
" No amount of source-level verification or scrutiny will protect you from using untrusted code. "
" It's always good to take an orthogonal view of something. It develops ideas. "
" I wanted to separate data from programs, because data and instructions are very different. "
" So maybe I can go back to being a Gardeners' World addict again. "
" I still have a full-time day job, which is why it took me five years to write An Ear to the Ground, and why I won't have another book finished by next week. "
" When in doubt, use brute force. "
" I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it's coupled with file systems. "
" You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself. "
" I am a programmer. "
" On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids. "
" The average gardener probably knows little about what is going on in his or her garden. "
" I wanted to avoid, special IO for terminals. "
" The X server has to be the biggest program I've ever seen that doesn't do anything for you. "
" If you want to go somewhere, goto is the best way to get there. "