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Programmers are Optimists

optimism: n. What a programmer is full of after fixing the Last Bug and before discovering the next Last Bug.

Fred Brooks's book The Mythical Man-Month contains the following paragraph that describes the same thing extremely well:

Well, what more can I say!

Hm… opon further reflection, there's one thing I might add: these days, many programmers are not younger, they're older:-)


$updated from: Programmers are Optimists.htxt Sat 18 Jan 2014 13:14:24 thomasl (By Thomas Lauer)$