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Born: 1949-03-10
Profession: Author
Nation: Canadian
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The problems that I really like to solve are our cultural problems.

Tags: Cultural, Problems, Solve

The world has become a larger place. The universe has been expanding, and Perl's been expanding along with the universe.

Tags: Become, Place, Universe

To be a good artist, you have to serve the work of art and allow it to be what it is supposed to be.

Tags: Art, Good, Work

We are so Post-Modern that we don't realize how Post-Modern we are anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Realize

I want people to use Perl. I want to be a positive ingredient of the world and make my American history. So, whatever it takes to give away my software and get it used, that's great.

Tags: Great, Positive, Technology

One of the very basic ideas of Post-Modernism is rejection of arbitrary power structures. Different people are sensitive to different kinds of power structures.

Tags: Ideas, Power, Rejection

Post-Modernism was a reaction against Modernism. It came quite early to music and literature, and a little later to architecture. And I think it's still coming to computer science.

Tags: Against, Music, Science

Somebody out there is going to do something that's far more surprising than anything that I would do. I was surprised by the whole web thing in the first place.

Tags: Far, Place, Whole

There is no schedule. We are all volunteers, so we get it done when we get it done. Perl 5 still works fine, and we plan to take the right amount of time on Perl 6.

Tags: Done, Plan, Time

The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.

Tags: Chief, Laziness, Three

Hubris itself will not let you be an artist.

Tags: Artist, Hubris

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.

Tags: Death, Someone, Technology

Programmers can be lazy.

Tags: Lazy

Real programmers can write assembly code in any language.

Tags: Real, Technology, Write

The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases.

Tags: Conditions, Law, Light

Younger hackers are hard to classify. They're probably just as diverse as the old hackers are. We're all over the map.

Tags: Hackers, Hard, Old

I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy has been quite astonishing, but gratifying. I hope they'll do very well with it.

Tags: Hope, Philosophy, Quite

We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise.

Tags: Agree, Compromise, Necessary

Perl was designed to work more like a natural language. It's a little more complicated but there are more shortcuts, and once you learned the language, it's more expressive.

Tags: Learned, Once, Work

When I announced the development of Perl 6, I said it was going to be a community design. I designed Perl, myself. It's limited by my own brain power. So I wanted Perl 6 to be a community design.

Tags: Brain, Design, Power

For me, writing is a love-hate relationship.

Tags: Writing

I am not a sort of person who wants to run a company.

Tags: Company, Run, Wants

I still drive my 1977 Honda Accord. The paint is almost all worn off. It's still running.

Tags: Almost, Drive, Off

I take time to watch anime. I don't know whether I'm allowed to, but I do it anyway.

Tags: Time, Watch, Whether

I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid. Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.

Tags: Enough, Smart, Stupid

I think computer science, by and large, is still stuck in the Modern age.

Tags: Age, Modern, Science
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I think operating systems work best if they're free and open. Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary.

Tags: Best, Free, Work

I think software patents are a bad idea. Many patents are given for trivial inventions.

Tags: Bad, Idea, Software

I'm just paid to do whatever I want to do. Some of the time it's development, and some of the time it's just goofing off.

Tags: Off, Time, Whatever

I'm never satisfied because I've been always interested in too many things and I always want to do everything at once.

Tags: Interested, Once, Satisfied

If any ideology is so serious that you can't have fun while you're doing it, it's probably too serious.

Tags: Fun, Serious, While

If you're a large corporation, you can afford to pay the money to register patents, but if you're an individual like me, you can't.

Tags: Individual, Money, Pay

Many days I don't write any code at all, and some days I spend all day writing code.

Tags: Days, Write, Writing

Some of modern engineering is necessary to good art. But I think of myself is a cultural artist.

Tags: Art, Artist, Good

Academic sociologists have been trained to conceive of their discipline - sociology - as the scientific study of society, and to remit to the sister discipline of psychology the study of individuals.

Tags: Sister, Society, Study

I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology, often with ample justification.

Tags: Admit, Eyes, Often