SCOTT ADAMS
[b. 1957] the creator of the Dilbert comic strip

 
Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
- Scott Adams
Time is so short, you can't make a debug...
- Scott Adams
If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it's done.
- Scott Adams - Found on an web quotes site.
No engineer looks at a television remote control without wondering what it would take to turn it into a stun gun. No engineer can take a shower without wondering if some sort of Teflon coating would make showering unnecessary. To the engineer, the world is a toy box full of suboptimized and feature-poor toys.
- Scott Adams - From The Dilbert Principle, Chapter 14: Engineers, Scientists, Programmers, and Other Odd People.
To the engineer, all matter in the universe can be placed into one of two categories: (1) things that need to be fixed, and (2) things that will need to be fixed after you've had a few minutes to play with them. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. Normal people don't understand this concept; they believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
- Scott Adams - From The Dilbert Principle, Chapter 14: Engineers, Scientists, Programmers, and Other Odd People.