Impressing Rather Than Informing

Mathematicians and computer scientist are far more interested in impressing you than informing you. If this were not so, the tutorials on building a robots.txt file, for example, would consist primarily of an annotated example. What you get instead are nothing but inscrutable abstract fragments is some obscure dialect of BNF (Backus-Naur Form).

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)