Quotes of Documentation

“ We have come through a strange cycle in programming, starting with the creation of programming itself as a human activity. Executives with the tiniest smattering of knowledge assume that anyone can write a program, and only now are programmers beginning to win their battle for recognition as true professionals… ”

- Gerald Weinberg

“ Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing. ”

- Dick Brandon

“ What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. ”

- Pearl Bailey

“ Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot. ”

- Simon Schama
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