Friday, December 12, 2008

A Few Quotes

The other day on slashdot, the article "Twenty Years of Dijkstra's Cruelty" showed up. I was intruiged, and read the pdf it mentioned - a lovely handwritten paper by Dijkstra. I'm not a CS educator, so I don't have much to comment on about that aspect of the paper (the main point of it). However, I pulled two quotes out, and thought I'd share.
"... by developing a keen ear for unwarranted apologies, one can detect a lot of medieval thinking today."

"And when it comes to mathematics, you must realize that this is the human mind at an extreme limit of its capacity."

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