Idiot, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling.
And quite timeless. As this is AVRfreaks with many engineers and similar nerds hanging about, the 'Freaks equivalent:
Programmers are in a race with the Universe to create bigger and better idiot-proof programs, while the Universe is trying to create bigger and better idiots. So far the Universe is winning.
-- Rich Cook