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    John Hoare
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    http://herbsutter.com/2011/10/12/dennis-ritchie/

    C is a poster child for why it’s essential to keep those people who know a thing can’t be done from bothering the people who are doing it.

    http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/features/interviews/doug-naylor/

    Janet Street-Porter was the Commissioning Executive for the BBC for that series and she called in Charles Armitage who was our agent and one of the directors of the production company and said, “I’ve just read that bloody Gunmen of the Apocalypse. How the hell are they supposed to shoot that on their budget? Tell them to start again and come up with a script that’s not so stupidly expensive.” Charles said, “That’s going to be really difficult because they just finished shooting it yesterday.”

    Rather different levels of achievement, no matter how much I love Gunmen, but when reading the former quote I was instantly reminded of the latter…

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