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Top 5 most used commands in MS Office June 14, 2007

Filed under: Life,Quotes,Software,Web — Hemant @ 7:02 pm

Here is an interesting post I came across. Can you guess what are 5 most used commands in MS office?

Here is the answer!

 

Think before you speak

Filed under: Humour,Life,Quotes,Software — Hemant @ 6:59 pm

Taken from another blog:

The classic example is the Sony Walkman which was universally panned because it did not record, but only played tapes. The rest is history. But here are a couple of quotes that are hard to believe these days:

In reference to the Apple Macintosh, Windows, and GUI

  • “The Mac simply doesn’t have the look or feel of a business computer.” (InfoWorld, March 26, 1984)
  • “A few traditional computer users see the mouse, the windows, and the desktop metaphor as silly, useless frills.” (Byte, May 1984)
  • “‘Icons represent an attempt to restrict what people do with computers, in the guise of user-friendliness.’ According to Currie, icon-based systems are appropriate for novice computer users, but will hinder the work of knowledgeable users.” (Computerworld, August 20, 1984, interview with Edward H. Currie, president of Lifeboat Associates, a New York-based software publishing firm)
  • “Because works the way you do, you don’t waste time with a mouse or learning a Macintosh-like graphics environment. works the way PC software is supposed to work.” (Ashton-Tate brochure for Byline Desktop Publishing, 1988)

In reference to the mouse peripheral device

  • [headline] “Mice are nice ideas, but of dubious value for business users” (George Vinall, PC Week, April 24, 1984)
  • “I was having lots of fun, but in the back of my corporate mind, I couldn’t help but think about productivity.” (George Vinall, PC Week, April 24, 1984)
  • “Does the mouse make the computer more accessible, more friendly, to certain target audiences such as executives? The answer is no.” (Computerworld, October 31, 1983)
  • “There is no possibility that this device will feel more comfortable to the executive than the keyboard. Because of its “rollability,” the mouse has the aura of a gimmick….” (Computerworld, October 31, 1983)
  • “The mouse and its friends are merely diversions in this process. What sounds revolutionary does not necessarily help anyone with anything, and therein lies the true test of commercial longevity.” (David A. Kay, Datamation, October 1983)
 

World of Quotes February 12, 2007

Filed under: Quotes — Hemant @ 12:22 pm

Decisions in 10 minutes or less, or the next one is free.
Brian Valentine, the lead developer on Windows 2000

A step from which we may never recover.
– C. A. R. Hoare (About pointers)

No programming technique solves all problems.
No programming language produces only correct results.
No programmer should start each project from scratch.
– Axel-Tobias Schreiner (Author – Object Oriented Programming)

Object-orientation will not replace sliced bread.
– Axel-Tobias Schreiner (Author – Object Oriented Programming)

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.
– Abraham Lincoln

God is real, unless declared integer.
– Anonymous

The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma.
– Larry Wal

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn’t have to do it himself.
– Weiler’s Law

A professional programmer is an amateur who never quit.
– Morendil

I invented the term Object-Oriented, and I can tell you I did not have C++ in mind.
– Alan Kay

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.
– Bjarne Stroustrup (Creator of C++)

The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
– Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo

A mind trained to look for complex solutions is often stumped by simplicity at first.
– Anonymous

Computers intimidate many people. Those who aren’t intimidated, tend to become programmers.
– Steve Oualline, Author of C Style of coding

…one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs.
– Robert Firth