Roger Ebert on programming

Today I want to share this tiny excerpt from the late, great Roger Ebert’s panning of the movie Mercury Rising (unseen by me), because it is perfect programming wisdom:

Here are the two most obvious problems that sentient audiences will have with the plot. (1) Modern encryption cannot be intuitively deciphered, by rainmen or anyone else, without a key. And, (2) if a nine-year-old kid can break your code, don’t kill the kid, kill the programmers.

Words to live by.