Despite its importance, computer programming remains a black art to most people, and that is hardly surprising. Software, after all, is almost totally invisible. It cannot be touched, felt, heard, smelled, or tasted. But software is what makes a computer do anything useful, interesting or entertaining.
From the Book Go To, New York: Basic Books, 2001, page 7, ISBN 0465042252
Copyright © 2001 by Steve Lohr