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* 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. <br>-- ''Maurice Wilkes discovers debugging, 1949''
* 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. <br>-- ''Maurice Wilkes discovers debugging, 1949''
* The purpose of computing is '''insight''' not numbers. <br>-- ''C. Hastings, 1955''
* The purpose of computing is '''insight''' not numbers. <br>-- ''C. Hastings, 1955''
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* Turbulence models are voodoo. We still don't know how to model turbulence <br>--''Anonymous fluid dynamicist, in 'Practical Ship Hydrodynamics', Bertram, 2000''
 
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* As the computing speed is growing rapidly we realize that there is no such other powerful engine as CFD could be for creating vast amount of useless data <br> --''Boyko Tchavdarov, CFD-Aided Designer''
 
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* There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.<br> --'' Peter F. Drucker, awarded the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002
 

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Below is a list of some of the famous quotations on CFD

  • It's deja-screw all over again
    --Gary Montry
  • The world's an exciting place when you know CFD
    --John Shadid
  • In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is
    --Anonymous computer scientist
  • There are 3 rules to follow when parallelizing large codes. Unfortunately, no one knows what these rules are
    --W. Somerset Maugham and Gary Montry
  • All models are wrong, but some models are useful
    --George P. E. Box
  • But as no two (theoreticians) agree on this (skin friction) or any other subject, some not agreeing today with what they wrote a year ago, I think we might put down all their results, add them together, and then divide by the number of mathematicians, and thus find the average coefficient of error.
    --Hiram Maxim, early aeronautical designer, 1908.
  • 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 discovers debugging, 1949
  • The purpose of computing is insight not numbers.
    -- C. Hastings, 1955
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