A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn't even know existed can render your own computer unusable.

β€” Leslie Lamport

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Thinking doesn't guarantee that we won't make mistakes. But not thinking guarantees that we will.

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"Sometimes" is sometimes "not never".

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When I write a paper, I change my notation much more than I change my concepts.

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Thinking is not the ability to manipulate language; it’s the ability to manipulate concepts.

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Formatting is no substitute for writing.

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