Read the following recently on “The Endeavor” blog and because I have used Newton’s quote so much, just had to post it here:
Isaac Newton famously said
If I have seen farther than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.
Later Mathematician R. W. Hamming added
Mathematicians stand on each other’s shoulders while computer scientists stand on each other’s toes.
Finally, computer scientist Hal Abelson quipped
If I have not seen farther, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.