February 12th, 2010 by Lincoln Baxter III

20th Anniversary of a Photograph

Take a break from your software to read this: Today (February 12, 2010) marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkably simple, unimportant, yet incredibly special and sentimental event. A perspective that few consider in their daily lives. I sometimes get caught in the daily grind, worry about things that … maybe aren’t so important. There are bigger ideas out there, and I find a small sense of peace when I think about our lives in the context of something so vast and unknown. Take a few minutes to read the entire article on NPR. Thank you, Carl Sagan, for such a clear and unburdened view of our world.
Lincoln Baxter, III

About the author:

Lincoln Baxter, III is the Chief Editor of Red Hat Developers, and has worked extensively on JBoss open-source projects; most notably as creator & project lead of JBoss Forge, author of Errai UI, and Project Lead of JBoss Windup. This content represents his personal opinions, not those of his employer.

He is a founder of OCPsoft, the author of PrettyFaces and Rewrite, the leading URL-rewriting extensions for Servlet, Java EE, and Java web frameworks; he is also the author of PrettyTime, social-style date and timestamp formatting for Java. When he is not swimming, running, or playing competitive Magic: The Gathering, Lincoln is focused on promoting open-source software and making technology more accessible for everyone.

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