As soon as we started programming, we found to our surprise that it wasn’t as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.

~ Maurice Wilkes (1913-06-13 2010-11-29 age:97) Maurice Wilkes discovers debugging 1949