It is with great sadness that I report that Watts Humphrey has passed away.

November 8, 2010

Known as the “Father of Software Quality” Watts Humphrey, founder of the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, died Thursday at his home in Sarasota, Florida. He was 83.

One of my favorite I.T. related Quotes:
“The problem of software process change are often complicated by the fact that no one is responsible to make it happen. If software process improvement isn’t anybody’s job, it is not surprising that is doesn’t get done! If it is important enough to do, however, someone must be assigned the responsibility and given the necessary resources. Until this is done, software process development will remain a nice thing to do someday, but never today.”
Watts Humphrey

Techie Quotes

October 8, 2007

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates (1955 – ), Business @ The Speed of Thought
I’ve always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do. – Steve Jobs (1955 – ), Business Week Online, 2004

Well I guess I have 6 or 7 to sell.

August 28, 2007

“There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”
– Ken Olsen, President, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

MS humor

July 22, 2007

The day Microsoft makes a product that
does not suck will be the day they start making vacuum cleaners.
From: the Raines Cohen Apple and Mac T-shirt Exhibit at Stanford University’s Apple artifacts collection.
About Raines Cohen:
For nearly 20 years, Cohen was at the heart of Mac culture: first as a co-founder of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and then as a technical analyst for MacWeek, the seminal news weekly.

North Carolina State Motto

December 19, 2006

Esse quam videri
“To be rather than to seem”
-Cicero 106 – 43 BC