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 	["Edsger Dijkstra", "Perfecting oneself is as much unlearning as it is learning."],
 	["Edsger Dijkstra", "Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics; the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians."],
 	["Edsger Dijkstra", "The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges."],
-  ["Grace Hopper", "To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge."], 
-  ["Grace Hopper", "From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. (On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from the Harvard Mark II experimental computer at Harvard in 1947.)"], 
-  ["Grace Hopper", "A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things."],
-  ["Grace Hopper", "At present, we're putting on paper a lot of stuff that never needed to be on paper. We do need to keep the records. But there isn't any reason for printing them. The next generation growing up with the computers will change that."],
-  ["Grace Hopper", "If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission."], 
-  ["Grace Hopper", "I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. ... they carefully told me, computers could only do arithmetic; they could not do programs."], 
-  ["Grace Hopper", "I've always been more interested in the future than in the past."],  
-  ["Grace Hopper", "Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems."],
-  ["Grace Hopper", "Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise."], 
-  ["Grace Hopper", "The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way.'"],
-  ["Grace Hopper", "We're flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge. We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question."],
-  ["Grace Hopper", "You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington."],
-  ["Rich Hickey", "If you want everything to be familiar, you will never learn anything new. cuz it can't be significantly different from what you already know and not drift away from the familiarity."],
-  ["Rich Hickey", "I think programmers have become inured to incidental complexity... when they encounter complexity, they consider it a challenge to overcome, rather than an obstacle to remove. Overcoming complexity isn't work, it's waste."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today's machines and what we have so far been able to finish."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "I'm obsessively detail-oriented."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "There's ways to amuse yourself while doing things and thats how I look at efficency."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "A list is only as strong as its weakest link."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "An algorithm must be seen to be believed."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "I've never been a good estimator of how long things are going to take."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket. Then I use Emacs to enter the text into my machine."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird."],
-  ["Donald Knuth", "The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent."]
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+	["Grace Hopper", "To me programming is more than an important practical art. It is also a gigantic undertaking in the foundations of knowledge."], 
+	["Grace Hopper", "From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. (On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from the Harvard Mark II experimental computer at Harvard in 1947.)"], 
+	["Grace Hopper", "A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things."],
+	["Grace Hopper", "At present, we're putting on paper a lot of stuff that never needed to be on paper. We do need to keep the records. But there isn't any reason for printing them. The next generation growing up with the computers will change that."],
+	["Grace Hopper", "If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission."], 
+	["Grace Hopper", "I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. ... they carefully told me, computers could only do arithmetic; they could not do programs."], 
+	["Grace Hopper", "I've always been more interested in the future than in the past."],  
+	["Grace Hopper", "Life was simple before World War II. After that, we had systems."],
+	["Grace Hopper", "Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise."], 
+	["Grace Hopper", "The most dangerous phrase in the language is, 'We've always done it this way.'"],
+	["Grace Hopper", "We're flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge. We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question."],
+	["Grace Hopper", "You manage things, you lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership. It might help if we ran the MBAs out of Washington."],
+	["Rich Hickey", "If you want everything to be familiar, you will never learn anything new. cuz it can't be significantly different from what you already know and not drift away from the familiarity."],
+	["Rich Hickey", "I think programmers have become inured to incidental complexity... when they encounter complexity, they consider it a challenge to overcome, rather than an obstacle to remove. Overcoming complexity isn't work, it's waste."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today's machines and what we have so far been able to finish."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "God is a challenge because there is no proof of his existence and therefore the search must continue."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "I'm obsessively detail-oriented."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "There's ways to amuse yourself while doing things and thats how I look at efficency."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "I decry the current tendency to seek patents on algorithms. There are better ways to earn a living than to prevent other people from making use of one's contributions to computer science."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "People think that computer science is the art of geniuses but the actual reality is the opposite, just many people doing things that build on eachother, like a wall of mini stones."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "A list is only as strong as its weakest link."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "An algorithm must be seen to be believed."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "Everyday life is like programming, I guess. If you love something you can put beauty into it."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "I've never been a good estimator of how long things are going to take."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "I currently use Ubuntu Linux, on a standalone laptop - it has no Internet connection. I occasionally carry flash memory drives between this machine and the Macs that I use for network surfing and graphics; but I trust my family jewels only to Linux."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket. Then I use Emacs to enter the text into my machine."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird."],
+	["Donald Knuth", "The manuals we got from IBM would show examples of programs and I knew I could do a heck of a lot better than that. So I thought I might have some talent."],
+	["Alan Turing", "Machines take me by surprise with great frequency."],
+	["Alan Turing", "We are not interested in the fact that the brain has the consistency of cold porridge."],
+	["Alan Turing", "It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers... They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control."]
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