Good coders copy, great coders steal

1 · Marc-André Cournoyer · June 14, 2013, midnight
Good artists copy, great artists steal. - Pablo Picasso What Picasso meant is that good artists duplicate the work of other artists without changing it. But great artists take the work of other artists and make it their own. I believe programming can be an art, or at least something we should aim for. (For the record, here’s my favorite piece of art… err! code, Lua’s bytecode. If you have the patience to wrap you head around it, I guarantee you’ll believe me when I say this is a piece of art. ...