Anyone who has spent much time in the IT world knows that success is often due in
very large measure to those who came before us who took the time to stop and explain a
technique or a method, patiently guided us past our mistakes, or had the grace to let us
learn from our failures. While the debt incurred cannot be paid back, it can certainly be
acknowledged. So we raise our glasses to the many individuals in our checkered pasts
who viewed expertise as something to be shared and not hoarded.