Talk:Rob Pike

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  • "There's no such thing as a simple cache bug."
  • "Caches aren't architecture, they're just optimization."
  • "Sockets are the X windows of IO interfaces."
  • "Unix never says 'please'."

I moved the above quotes here because these discussion comments can hardly be considered notable quotes. -- Mdd (talk) 14:27, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

I thought fortune files are supposed to be collections of quotations. I don't see how these are less notable than the ones in the article. jni (talk) 15:00, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Jni, for you comment. You could be right. However first, I have traced the source of the first 4 quotes of the article, and I had serious doubts about the notability of these quotes. They seem to be just random remarks in a discussion forum.
And second, I am not familiar with the source of the above quotes, the I guess I should double check these quotes one by one. -- Mdd (talk) 16:38, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes jni, but they are unsourced attributions. Perhaps his involvement with the project lends some credence to the attribution.

It looks like the source text is a table of random "fortune cookies" that are displayed by the Plan 9 system in conjunction with error messages. I am unsure about whether these quips used as inside jokes are notably quotable. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:49, 28 November 2012 (UTC)


  • "Not only is UNIX dead, it's starting to smell really bad."
  • "Eventually, I decided that thinking was not getting me very far and it was time to try building."
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