"What part does it play in deciding what should happen to a brain-damaged person? ... May we contact you with information about NPR programming?"
(I find that rather amusing since we're in the middle of a
Anyway, I think the quote he was looking for is from Edsger Dijkstra's How do we tell truths that might hurt? (1975):
"It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration."
That is all.