Bill Bryson on computers and programmers

For a long time it puzzled me how something so expensive, so leading edge, could be so useless, and then it occurred to me that a computer is a stupid machine with the ability to do incredibly smart things, while computer programmers are smart people with the ability to do incredibly stupid things. They are, in short, a perfect match.

Bill Bryson

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  1. Yes, I have enjoyed quoting this passage to friends and former students over the years although Mr Bryson’s comments on our ‘small island’ have been receiving less popular acclaim of late!

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