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UNIX philosophy & sayings
 
 
UNIX Sayings
- Unix is the answer, but only if you phrase the question very carefully... -Jonathan H. N. Chin
- Unix is simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity... -Dennis Ritchie
- Keep it simple, Stupid.
- If unsure, use brute force.
- What you see is ALL you get. (Against What you see is WHAT you get text editors)
 
 
Other sayings
- A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play... -Friedrich Nietzsche
- Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -Leonardo da Vinci
- Brevity is the soul of wit. -Shakespeare (Hamlet)
 
 
Links & References
Eric Raymond's koans : http://catb.org/~esr/writings/unix-koans/
UNIX history : http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/
UNIX timeline : http://www.levenez.com/unix/history.html#03
Other sayings : http://www.asylumsw.com/quotes.php?search_cat=People&action=quote_search
Other sayings (2) : http://www.asylumsw.com/quotes.php/tag/People
(FR) Principes et lois qui se vérifient : http://jbonnel.over-blog.com/article-19386578.html
 

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