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InfoWorld: Classic Literature and Open Source

Apr 26, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"While in Costa Rica, I had lots of time for reading. I plowed through Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native, Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, Willa Cather's My Antonia, and (in desperation because I still had four more hours of flight time and my kids were using my laptop to watch Batman cartoons) re-read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Four very different books, with some random ideas emerging from them...

  1. "There's much more to life than software. I could be very happy with no computer and with lots of Charles Dickens.
  2. "We spend a lot of time coveting others' things simply because others have them..."

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