At 1:44 PM -0400 4/25/06, Pedro de Medeiros wrote:
That is what I think is implied when working on free
reuse and rebuild, standing on the shoulders of previous developers.
The famous quotation...
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants
-- Isaac Newton in: Letter to Robert Hooke, February 5, 1675/1676
...inspired the following variations:
In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side
with the giants on whose shoulders we stand. -- Gerald Holton
If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were
standing on my shoulders. -- Hal Abelson
In computer science, we stand on each other's feet. -- Brian K. Reid
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