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In a message dated 98-03-25 18:10:30 EST, you write:

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 The reason I saw so far was becasue I stood on the shoulders of giants.
  >>

I'll take this one! This was written by Isaac Newton to Robert Hooke (with
whom Newton feuded). Usually taken as an example of Newton's modesty, it may
instead have been a carefuly worded barb at Hooke, who was a short man.

Bruce Bates
RISA Technologies