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Build your own model of software testing – "the quotes"

Oct 29, 2011

Have you tried to build your own definition of Software Testing? One that you can refine as you learn more stuff and the years go by?

That never worked for me. I don’t appear to align myself well with definitions and classifications.

Building my own models however, now that works better for me.

I have started work on a new model. I want to create a simpler meta model of my testing process.

I draw inspiration for this activity from various sources, some I have listed below:

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s
I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”

William Blake, Jerusalem

When we try to convey thought by writing, we are bound to sit down solidly, and construct a holy Qabalah out of nothing.

Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears

Tao was always nameless. When for the first time applied to function, it was named, Inasmuch as names are given, one should also know where to stop. Knowing where to stop one can become imperishable.

Tao Te Ching, as translated by Ch’u Ta-Kao

It is the part of the scientist – of the intelligent and honest man of letters and of the intelligent and honest clergyman as well – to entertain heretical and forbidden opinions experimentally, even if he is finally to reject them.

Norbert Wiener, ‘God & Golem, Inc.’

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Inigo Montoya, as channelled by William Goldman for “The Princess Bride”

You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places you’ll go!”

Do you have any quotes that inspire you that you would care to share?

More on the model… later.