lunedì 7 gennaio 2008

La realtà

"Reality is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of ugly facts" (Robert L. Glass)

Un consiglio sentimentale

Da Ward Cunningham, sulla mailing list software testing. Cunningham è, tra le altre cose, ideatore del Wiki, di FIT - Framework for Integrated Testing, e di Extreme Programming. Ecco il consiglio:

'I have found that the world is the way it is for reasons very different from those often given as explanation. If you want to change the world, you need to understand all the forces that apply, and especially forces that are in flux. Then you stand a chance.

I don't, however, recommend that you debug your spouse. An old and wise friend of mine, who is still married to his high school sweetheart, says, "you have to decide, do you want to be right? or do you want to be loved?" '