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Also, reading “The White Tiger”

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 3:53 am

Wikipedia says this about it:

The White Tiger is the debut novel by Indian author Aravind Adiga. It was first published in 2008 and won the Man Booker Prize for the same year.[1] The novel studies the contrast between India's rise as a modern global economy and the main character, who comes from crushing rural poverty.[2] Other themes touched on include corruption endemic to Indian society and politics, familial loyalty versus independence, religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims, the experience of returning to India after living in America, and the tensions between India and China as Asian superpowers.

I've laughed out loud four times in the first few pages.  I take that as a good sign.

this looks useful – kindle 2 pdf support

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2010 at 3:51 am
in the category of "note to self noted somewhere I can find, remember, and later search:"

Tinkerer’s Sunset [dive into mark]

In Uncategorized on February 1, 2010 at 1:46 am

When DVD Jon was arrested after breaking the CSS encryption algorithm, he was charged with “unauthorized computer trespassing.” That led his lawyers to ask the obvious question, “On whose computer did he trespass?” The prosecutor’s answer: “his own.”

If that doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, you can stop reading now.

When I was growing up, “trespassing” was something you could only do to other people’s computers. But let’s set that aside and come back to it.

closed systems are great for capital, open systems are necessary for a healthy ecosystem and ultimately, for life.

Seems like we’ve got some choices to make about the extent to which our economy supports long-range health and viability over short range profits.