"Defect-free software does not exist."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Wietse Venema on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Wietse Venema on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Wietse Venema on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Wietse Venema on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Wietse Venema on John F. Kennedy
"When I write software, I know that it will fail, either due to my own mistake, or due to some other cause."
"At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation with respect to security, with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years."
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