The old adage:
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.— Lao Tzu, founder of taoism
The old adage as it applies to IT:
Give a man a fish, he'll shut up and get out of your face. Teach a man to fish, and he'll fall out of the boat, scare away all the fish, break the fishing pole, deny any responsibility, blame you, and demand you immediately give him more fish, a better fishing pole, and a faster boat.
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