Federico Biancuzzi



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Masterminds of Programming:...

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“We invented a way of solving problems by simply making it the other guy’s problem. It’s called ​specialization of labor, and it’s as simple as that. That’s how the humans differ from chimpanzees: they never invented that.”
Federico Biancuzzi, Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with the Creators of Major Programming Languages

“Another problem I think we have is that the people who come from universities are educated in the latest silver bullets, but really don’t know how to deal with commercial software they’ve inherited from past practices. When they come out young and fresh and energetic, we cannot make them start with something that they consider old-fashioned. They would just not take the job, particularly in good times. These young and inexperienced but well-studied people become quite dominant in organizations and”
Federico Biancuzzi, Masterminds of Programming: Conversations with the Creators of Major Programming Languages



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