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“If you are not careful you can con yourself into believing that you did the most important part”

2011/03/28

“Next month another block is placed atop the previous one. Then comes along an historian who asks, ‘Well, who built the cathedral?’ Peter added some stones here, and Paul added a few more. If you are not careful you can con yourself into believing that you did the most important part. But the reality is that each contribution has to follow onto previous work. Everything is tied to everything else.” –Paul Baran

[NYT Obit: Paul Baran, Internet Pioneer, Dies at 84]

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