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Death March, Second Edition by Edward Yourdon

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Preface

 

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.

 
 --Eric Hoffer Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 157 (1973)

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