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InfoWorld: Classic Literature and Open Source

“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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