[OT] The problem with foolproof software is…


“We keep trying to make our software foolproof.  The problem is that the universe keeps coming up with bigger fools”.



I don’t know where I first heard that,  but it has become one of
my favorite sayings.  Unfortunately, it seems that lately the
fools are growing exponentially:  20% of all American adults believe the sun rotates around the earth.  



Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

    – Rich Cook