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Re:Shoulders, giants, etc. was: Re: Peach Spot

  • Subject: Re:Shoulders, giants, etc. was: [iris-photos] Re: Peach Spot
  • From: Gerry Snyder <gerry.snyder@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 15:20:52 -0800

John I Jones wrote:

> Many recognize the wisdom of the remark Sir Isaac Newton made in a 
> letter to Robert Hooke written on  5 February 1676...
> "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants"

There are also take-offs of this, such as "If I have seen less far than 
others, it's because giants were standing on my shoulders" and "In 
computer programming we stand on each others feet."

Gerry, thoroughly shocked that no one previously changed the subject


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