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linedividerComputer software, or just software, is any set of machine-readable instructions that directs a computer’s processor to perform specific operations. The term is used to contrast with computer hardware, the physical objects (processor and related devices) that carry out the instructions. Computer hardware and software require each other and neither can be realistically used without the other.
Software is a general term. It can refer to all computer instructions in general, or to any specific set of computer instructions. It is inclusive of both machine instructions (the binary code that the processor “understands”) and source code (more human-understandable instructions that must be rendered into machine code by compilers or interpreters before being executed).
Computer software is a set of programs, procedures, functions, associated data and/or its documentation, if any. Program software performs the function of the program it implements, either by directly providing instructions to the digital electronics or by serving as an input to another piece of software. Software is also sometimes used in a more narrow sense, meaning application software only.

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
Alan Kay

We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they’re so rude.
Doug Coupland

It’s hardware that makes a machine fast. It’s software that makes a fast machine slow.
Craig Bruce

The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%.
Jack Welch

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
Arthur C. Clarke

The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
Tom Cargill

In order to understand recursion, one must first understand recursion.
Author Unknown

I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone.
Bjarne Stroustrup

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention in human history, with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Mitch Ratcliffe

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
C.A.R. Hoare

The gap between theory and practice is not as wide in theory as it is in practice.
Author Unknown

If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.
Gerald Weinberg

If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
Edsger Dijkstra

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Bill Gates

Nine people can’t make a baby in a month.
Fred Brooks

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Rich Cook

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don’t believe this to be a coincidence.
Jeremy S. Anderson

Before software can be reusable it first has to be usable.
Ralph Johnson

Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
Steve Jobs

The engineering is long gone in most PC companies. In the consumer electronics companies, they don’t understand the software parts of it. And so you really can’t make the products that you can make at Apple anywhere else right now. Apple’s the only company that has everything under one roof.
Steve Jobs

Whether it’s Google or Apple or free software, we’ve got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
Bill Gates

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
Bill Gates

Maintaining a consistent platform also helps improve product support – a significant problem in the software industry.
Bill Gates

I was lucky to be involved and get to contribute to something that was important, which is empowering people with software.
Bill Gates

Software is like sex: it’s better when it’s free.
Linus Torvalds

I’m sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn’t on our radar screen. We were just making great software.
Bill Gates

The only thing I understand deeply, because in my teens I was thinking about it, and every year of my life, is software. So I’ll never be hands-on on anything except software.
Bill Gates

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I'm Carl William Brown a holistic teacher, a webmaster, a trader, and a writer of aphorisms and essays. I have written more than 9,000 original quotations and at present I'm also working at my only novel, Fort Attack, which is also a wide and open blog project. At the moment I'm teaching English in a secondary school, but up to now I have done a lot of other things as well, both in business, educational, sport and social fields. Some years ago, in 1997 following the examples of the Rotary or the Lyons Clubs I founded the Daimon Club Organization to promote every sort of activities, creativity, art, literature, new technologies, informatics, business and marketing, public health and education and to meet new friends with these kind of interests.
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