via Ed Bott today
from the Further Reading site
"How do you build software that really works? Attitude is everything — you need a healthy respect for how hard it is to build working software. It might seem that adding this whiz-bang feature is only 'a small matter of code,' but that’s the path to late, buggy products that don’t work.
(from Tony Hoare’s 1980 Turing Award lecture. C.A.R. Hoare, “The Emperor’s Old Clothes." Communications of the ACM, Vol. 24, No. 2, February 1981, pp.75-83)
"Exactly." [Ed Bott]