"I sat down and started to type in the entire program in Pascal. After X hours the entire system was entered. Then I tried to compile it all. After
fixing a few syntax errors the system compiled. I then tried to typeset a sample piece of TeX. Again after fixing a few errors I got this all to work.",
R. J. Lipton's short version of Knuth's talk on the first version of TeX.
- "A biologist, a chemist, and a statistician are out hunting. The biologist shoots at a deer and misses 5ft to the left, the chemist takes a shot and misses 5ft to the right. The statistician drops his rifle and yells 'We got it!'", unknown author.
- "If facts are stubborn and statistics are pliable, imprecise probabilities are wet clay.", myself.
- "The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from some form of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it might be you.", R. M. Brown.