Design That Shapes Lives
As an architect, I am often asked about why I am now focused on IT and programming. Actually, they are really quite similar....
"The practice of architecture is the most delightful of all pursuits."
"Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program."
"My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people."
"I think that it's extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep
fun in computing. When it started out it was an awful lot of fun. But then we began to feel as if we really were
responsible for the error-free, perfect use of these machines. I don't
think we are. I think we're responsible for stretching them, setting them off in
new directions and keeping fun in the house."
Alan J. Perlis
"Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall."
"The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver. No playwright, no stage director, no emperor, however powerful, has ever exercised such absolute authority to arrange a stage or field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors or troops."
"Form follows function."
"The most important property of a program is whether it accomplishes the intention of its user."
"Less is more."
Mies Van Der Rohe
"One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code."