NYT Blogs: Headline from Pogue's Posts

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 9 21:21:33 UTC 2011

"Steve Jobs: Imitated, Never Duplicated"

Others of a certain age age, are , no doubt, reminded of an old
advertising slogan.

GB takes it back to (at least) 1906:

"CAMERON PUMPS. _Often Imitated, Never Excelled_."


GB takes another variant back to 1861:

"… with a valor and determination _seldom equaled, never excelled_."


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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