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posted 2001 by Michael Leibensperger
This quote appeared in a technical paper by Walter F. Tichy (author of RCS), attributed as an "Old Polish Proverb." I came across this paper sometime around 1980 in the Carnegie-Mellon University science library; the quote stuck with me. The paper dealt with clock synchronization in computer networks.
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