Quotes from Sowa’s book

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.

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