It has long, however, been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression … that the germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; … working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped.
–Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, August 18, 1821
Understand: I’m a fan. That way a person is a fan of a rock band.
Yep. Me too. Having worked in software development for a few years, one would think I would not think of these guys as mysterious demigods. But, seriously, I get giddy as a school girl whenever I get to even exchange emails with a developer of one of my favorite apps.
You can count me in that group. Which made this lunch last year pretty cool: