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"Europeans tend to pronounce his name properly, as Nih-klaus Virt, while Americans usually mangle it into something like Nickles Worth. That is to say, Europeans call him by name while Americans call him by value."
That has to be the best programming joke I've ever heard. The links complete it. I laughed for a minute straight. I hope it's left in.
I'm pretty sure "Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler." was originally Einstein, and a couple of webpages seem to suggest that Wirth made this Einstein quote one of his mottos. --188.8.131.52 14:29, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Is the quote "C++ is an insult to the human brain" really wirth's? I can't find it in any search on the web.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:24, 11 May 2007 (UTC).
I took the liberty to remove it. 220.127.116.11 20:46, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Everything is software, but software is not everything.
Hello everyone,in my opions,
The abundance of powerful hardware seems to have made good software superfluous. Programming languages must be defined without reference to any interpreting mechanism, such as a computer. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:13, 4 September 2008 (UTC)