... the designer of a new system must not only be the implementor and the first large-scale user; the designer should also write the first user manual. ... If I had not participated fully in all these activities, literally hundreds of improvements would never have been made, because I would never have thought of them or perceived why they were important.
Real programmers ...
Don’t write specs. Users should be grateful for whatever they get. The are lucky to get any program at all.
Don’t comment their code. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand and even harder to modify.
Don’t read manuals. Reliance on a reference is a hallmark of the novice and the coward.