Chapter 19. The Six Blind Men and the Requirements

There’s an old fable from India about six blind men who encountered an elephant for the first time. Although they couldn’t see it, they wanted to learn what an elephant was like. Each of them touched a different part of the elephant. The first man grasped the elephant’s leg and said, "Why, an elephant is just like a big tree." "No," said the man who was holding the elephant’s tail, "an elephant is like a rope." The third man felt the side of the elephant and reported, "This elephant is like a big wall." The fourth man gripped the elephant’s ...

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