Optimism that only a programmer can appreciate

July 8, 2009 – 11:25 am

“A programmer is a person who passes as an exacting expert on the basis of being able to turn out, after innumerable punching, an infinite series of incomprehensive answers calculated with micrometric precisions from vague assumptions based on debatable figures taken from inconclusive documents and carried out on instruments of problematical accuracy by persons of dubious reliability and questionable mentality for the avowed purpose of annoying and confounding a hopelessly defenseless department that was unfortunate enough to ask for the information in the first place.”

– IEEE Grid news magazine

  1. 2 Responses to “Optimism that only a programmer can appreciate”

  2. The first few lines of this had me thinking that it was some sort of hubristic quote. It got more and more entertaining as the sentence went on though. It seems though, that the statement could easily be reworded to cover any type of customer support:
    “People are stupid.”

    By Ryan #1 on Jul 8, 2009

  3. That is so cool. I’m would post this on my desk if I wasn’t afraid of my customers seeing it; although, they would probably agree. : )

    By Ryan Somma on Jul 10, 2009

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