The Doctrine of Unoriginal Sin

This is something that has plagued me for quite a while. Almost everything I encounter is the work of someone else. There is nothing new in it. Whatever I may accomplish is only the result of a voracious appetite for input, and a steady reliance on Google. There is nothing new under the sun, and the ancients have stolen all the good ideas.

And anyway, who wants to compete with the not-quite-infinite monkeys trying desperately to stuff the internet pipe? ;^)

Well, I may not be the first or the last to encounter something, but by golly I did encounter it. I don’t know if I actually have anything to say, but perhaps I should leave others to make that judgment. If I actually manage to follow through on this, I’m afraid this journal will be a little noisier than you may be accustomed to. Most of it will probably about software, which will only interest some of you. Watch for tags like ‘life’ (is it possible to filter yet?) if technology doesn’t interest you.

“[T]he woods would be silent if no bird sang except the best.” – Henry Van Dyke

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