The Honorable Software Engineer

“Software engineers can be rightly proud of their achievements. Without complex software we would not have explored space, would not have the Internet and modern telecommunications, and all forms of travel would be more dangerous and expensive. Software engineering has contributed a great deal, and I am convinced that, as the discipline matures, its contributions in the 21st century will be even greater.”

Ian Sommerville
Software Engineering (8th edition), 2007
Addison Wesley, Harlow

Believe In The Impossible

I would like to share this quote with you that a friend recently wrote in my script book. It is from “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. It was written in 1865.

“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying’, she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice’, said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'”

Make this your New Year’s resolution! I don’t need to tell you how valuable believing in the impossible is. Or do you think humankind would be able to cross oceans, fly, watch television, or browse it’s (almost) entire knowledge within seconds without believing in the impossible?