Fernando Corbato

Fernando Corbato

One is faced with a dilemma: If one places total trust in all other users, one is vulnerable to the antisocial behavior of any malicious user consider the case of viruses. But if one tries to be totally reclusive and isolated, one is not only bored, but one's information universe will cease to grow and be enhanced by interaction with others. The result is that most of us operate in a complicated trade-off zone with various arrangements of trust and security mechanisms.More Fernando Corbato quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The use of the high level language made each programmer a factor of 5 to 10 more productive in a coding sense and more concerned with the semantics than the syntax of modules.More Fernando Corbato quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The computer field is intoxicated with change. We have seen galloping growth over a period of four decades and it still does not seem to be slowing down. The field is not mature yet and already it accounts for a significant percentage of the Gross National Product.More Fernando Corbato quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My definition of elegance is the achievement of a given functionality with a minimum of mechanism and a maximum of clarity.More Fernando Corbato quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because one has to be an optimist to begin an ambitious project, it is not surprising that underestimation of completion time is the norm.More Fernando Corbato quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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