It is with great sadness that I report that Watts Humphrey has passed away.

Known as the "Father of Software Quality" Watts Humphrey, founder of the Software Process Program at the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, died Thursday at his home in Sarasota, Florida. He was 83. One of my favorite I.T. related Quotes: "The problem of software process change are often complicated by the fact that no one is responsible to make it happen. If software process improvement isn't anybody's job, it is not surprising that is doesn't get done! If it is important enough to do, however, someone must be assigned the responsibility and given the necessary resources. Until this is done, software process development will remain a nice thing to do someday, but never today." Watts Humphrey

MS humor

The day Microsoft makes a product thatdoes not suck will be the day they start making vacuum cleaners. From: the Raines Cohen Apple and Mac T-shirt Exhibit at Stanford University's Apple artifacts collection. About Raines Cohen: For nearly 20 years, Cohen was at the heart of Mac culture: first as a co-founder of the Berkeley Mac User Group (BMUG), and then as a technical analyst for MacWeek, the seminal news weekly.