As I was reading Sowa‘s “Knowledge Representation – Logical, Philosophical, and Computational Foundations”, I noted few funny quotes. I don’t know whether Sowa heard them from others or they are his.
- Commenting on a bad but common practice: “Code first and think later”;
- Talking about the different views of the world by fourth generation languages, object-oriented programming systems, and computer-aided software engineering. “Any one of those tools by itself is a tremendous aid to productivity. But any two of them together will kill you.”
- Making the point about the difficulty of keeping definitions consistent from one version to the next: “How was God able to create the world in just six days? He had no installed user base.”
As I said in other posts, an excellent book! Highly recommended.