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If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em

@sargoth This, incidentally, is one reason why we don't have orchards of Oak trees.

There *are* sweet acorns, but we can't select for them because *so many* nuts are essentially planted by squirrels it's basically impossible to only plant sweet trees.

@sargoth Squirrels... just like men, always putting their nuts where they aren't wanted.

@sargoth Sounds like the ecological wisdom of the Tao Te Ching: the seemingly useless becomes a necessary background condition for the useful. 🏵️🌿

@sargoth: "If you ever doubt the usefulness of your efforts, remember that a substantial amount of trees are planted by squirrels hiding nuts and then forgetting where they put 'em"

Somewhere out there is a mature forest of poorly-written QBasic programs. I'm not sure if I should apologize or just pretend it never happened.

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