Quotes by Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen

American computer programmer

Alive from: 1975-

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    Despite my emphasis on technology, I do not view laws as inherently evil. My goals are political ones, even if my techniques are not. The only way to fundamentally succeed is by changing existing laws. If I rejected all help from the political arena I would inevitably fail.
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    In terms of work I've always had a Bad Attitude in that I won't work anywhere which requires me to work strict hours or follow a dress code. I don't know if that's an Asperger's thing or not, I think it's just being reasonable.
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    It's always hard to predict what's coming up next. My main guess is that content creators will increasingly start using BitTorrent to distribute their own work directly.
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    My father taught me Basic and rudimentary C, I learned everything else on my own, including studying computational complexity on my own. That's more a function of my age than anything else though - back when I was in school there were hardly any programming classes.
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    My favorite language for maintainability is Python. It has simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation, good library support, and optional named parameters.
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    One thing about school - I always had this attitude that I was in school to learn, and attempted to do whatever was involved in that process, while school had this attitude that I was there to earn grades, which I couldn't care less about. Unsurprisingly, my grades weren't very good.
    Source: Bram Cohen: Creator of BitTorrent, WrongPlanet.net, undated; accessed March 9, 2006, 17:01 (UTC)
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    The mark of a mature programmer is willingness to throw out code you spent time on when you realize it's pointless.
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    The next release of mainline is going to have a lot of the advanced features people want, by the way.
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    You get so tired of having your work die. I just wanted to make something that people would actually use.
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