"The open nature of the software and the standards allow each
newcomer to, as Einstein might say, 'stand on the shoulders of
giants' and add to the collective good from day one.
"As another new year begins, I find myself thinking about what I
was doing 10 years ago. Back then, I had just started teaching
myself about Unix on my school's Sun workstations and 'mainframe'
running a variant of BSD Unix..."