October 11, 2007
You're Doing It Wrong

you're still doing it wrong

A preview of a work in progress from Zach.

Update: Zach linked to this in the comments:

dijkstra does not want

Posted by jjwiseman at October 11, 2007 12:37 PM

Needs more Dijkstra.

Posted by: Will on October 11, 2007 01:19 PM

Crude Dacron breathing apparatus?!

Posted by: Badcop666 on October 11, 2007 02:09 PM

it's coming from the inside of the out, the egg laying mother spews all over the face of the pinky-gray infant fetus, as the witch appears and pokes a red hot iron fork into the belly, watching the black liquid drain, the horrible cry against the night air, as it withers, and you die.

Posted by: Manof Yams on October 11, 2007 08:07 PM

Awesome. Can I buy it in poster size? I want to frame it and put it in my office. I need a way to fry the skin off newbies (and intimidate interviewees) and I think McCarthy's glare will do the trick.

Will is right, though. We need a Dijkstra one, too, in accordance with his "immortality" quote. Something like "Quick and Dirty: I do not approve of your program" below http://www.utexas.edu/opa/news/02newsreleases/nr_200208/graphics/dijkstra.jpg

Posted by: ken on October 11, 2007 10:57 PM

Great idea - I want a poster!

Posted by: MB on October 12, 2007 03:57 AM

Ok, here's a dijkstra: http://www.xach.com/tmp/wip/dposter.jpg

Posted by: Zach Beane on October 12, 2007 07:04 AM

What's the context for this quote?

Posted by: on October 12, 2007 07:35 AM

It's from EWD1213; its title is "Introducing a course on calculi".


Posted by: Paolo B. on October 12, 2007 08:18 AM

Actually, I was asking what's the context for the quote from McCarthy?

Posted by: on October 12, 2007 08:47 AM

Beautiful, Zach!

Posted by: Will on October 12, 2007 09:26 AM

McCarthy never said anything like that as far as I know. I threw together the picture and text as a demo, without thinking too much about it, and I'm a little surprised at how much people like it...

Posted by: Zach Beane on October 12, 2007 10:23 AM

I absolutely love this! Great picture of John as well. I'd buy this if it was available. Zach, you're onto something here.

Posted by: Glenn Ehrlich on October 12, 2007 10:37 AM

We need the McCarthy as a single JPG, a la the Dijkstra. I cannot easily make this into a desktop wallpaper otherwise!

Posted by: Randy on October 12, 2007 06:54 PM

The Dijkstra one is great! I can easily see this on Cafe Press.

Posted by: Michael H. on October 12, 2007 08:07 PM

I think the Dijkstra one would be better as: "I do not like it" - I read the pdf and yes the current one is more faithful, but that's when you're /imagining/ him - with his image /present/ you don't need the 'would', and, it's funnier that way.

Posted by: Jeff D on October 13, 2007 07:36 AM

Outstanding, Zach! A little resizing in Photoshop and I've finally got something I'm happy to post in my office. Add a little Knuth, maybe some Hoare, a dash of Turing and you've got a complete iconography of the patron saints of Computer Science. I'd buy a set!

Posted by: wrf3 on October 13, 2007 07:47 AM

I *LOVE* the Dijkstra poster. I wish there was a high-res version, so I could print it. Pretty please?

Posted by: Miguel Farah on October 16, 2007 04:43 PM

I *LOVE* the Dijkstra poster. I wish there was a high-res version, so I could print it. Pretty please?

Posted by: Miguel Farah on October 16, 2007 05:40 PM

If it's okay, I did a screencap->png so I could print it out at work, and posted it, as well.

Posted by: OtherMichael on October 18, 2007 06:27 AM

Yesterday I had a LONG meeting, which involved making a manager understand that his planned schedule wasn't realistic at all.

I could have used a poster in this style, with a picture of Frederick Brooks, a large "SCHEDULES" legend and Brook's phrase "The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned.".

I'll probably need a Knuth quote for the meeting I'm supposed to have today, as well... :-(

Posted by: Miguel Farah on October 24, 2007 05:21 AM

Great ! Can you, please, provide a McCarthy Jpeg ?

Posted by: kostis on November 6, 2007 12:20 AM

http://wigflip.com/automotivator/ is the new online tool for making one of these yourself.

Posted by: Zach on November 7, 2007 06:36 AM
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