The coders' quotation quandary By Grant Jacobs • 31/10/2011 Seen on twitter: Coders are special. ’We are expected to know how to do things we’ve never done before and estimate how long they will take.’ Offered to readers with no comment. bioinformatics programming 0 Responses to “The coders' quotation quandary” And when you screw up the estimate you made on the thing you have ever done before everybody acts surprised. Ben, I take that to be â€˜no commentâ€™ 🙂 FWIW, Iâ€™m not questioning peopleâ€™s ability to offer quotations, or saying that this is unique to programmers (itâ€™s not); I just liked the pop-psychology thought that people are asking for a quotation of something that the person hasn’t done before. T’was rather me forgetting that angle brackets often don’t work when commenting on blogs. And attempting to nod thoughtfully in general agreement. I wonder what tag you tossed in that caused it to abandon ship? Anyway, commiserations. Getting clever in blog comments does have it’s limitations 😉 Here is my favorite coding quotation: Why do we never have time to do it right, but always have time to do it over? I have seen this scenario play out many times over the years. Users, management or clients want the job rushed and then it has to be fixed later on. Cheers!