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"All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the
parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can't
get them together again,
there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer."
IBM maintenance manual, 1925
"Now that we have all this useful information, it would be nice to do
something with it.
(Actually, it can be emotionally fulfilling just to get the information.
This is usually only true, however, if you have the social life of a kumquat.)"
Unix Programmer's Manual
"This document describes the usage and input syntax of the Unix Vax-11
assembler As. As is designed for assembling code produced by the "C"
compiler; certain concessions have been made to handle code written
directly by people, but in general little sympathy has been extended."
Berkeley Vax/Unix Assembler Reference Manual (1983)
"Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and
when it is bad, it is better than nothing.''
Dick Brandon
"Do not expose your LaserWriter to fire or intense heat."
Apple LaserWriter manual
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