Software Is Hard

Kyle Wilson: “Software construction is the most complex endeavor ever undertaken by mankind. It makes building things like cathedrals and space shuttles look like child’s play, and it strains our little monkey brains to the utmost. If we’re ever going to make building software any easier, we’re going to have to build a machine that’s smarter than we are. At the moment, even weakly superhuman AI is looking a long way off. And when we get it, the smart money says that it’ll be late and over budget.”