Thu, 28 Oct 2004

Come On Into My... BIG TENT


Aw, c'mon, you know it.

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The Magic Word:
Which planet is closest to the sun? (hint -- it's Mercury...)

A novice asked the Master: “Here is a programmer that never designs,
documents, or tests his programs. Yet all who know him consider him one of
the best programmers in the world. Why is this?”
The Master replies: “That programmer has mastered the Tao. He has
gone beyond the need for design; he does not become angry when the system
crashes, but accepts the universe without concern. He has gone beyond the
need for documentation; he no longer cares if anyone else sees his code. He
has gone beyond the need for testing; each of his programs are perfect within
themselves, serene and elegant, their purpose self-evident. Truly, he has
entered the mystery of the Tao.”
— Geoffrey James, “The Tao of Programming”