One of the earlier acknowledgements of the inevitability of TIMTOWTDI in programming:
Admittedly, it’s talking about BASIC â€” and by BASIC, PDP-8 BASIC was very basicÂ¹ indeed â€” but there’s always more than one correct way to implement a solution.
Â¹: no text string handling, variable names limited to two characters in [A-Z][0-9] format, IFâ€¦THEN can only take a line number as argument (as with Dartmouth BASIC), one statement per line, max 350 lines or so. I’d heard that DEC thought that BASIC was going to be a passing fad and that their own FOCAL language was going to “win”, so their BASIC offerings were deliberately given less attention than FOCAL. Hmm â€¦