October 18th, 2005


100 more books you will shortly be seeing in a meme

Although this isn't a meme, it's more of a sigh of happiness at feeling somewhat more mainstream.

Time magazine has put out a list of The 100 best English-language books from 1923 to the present.

Which includes a fair number of books I like:

Animal Farm, Catch 22, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Rings, Neuromancer, Slaughterhouse Five, Snow Crash, etc.

And Watchmen.

Which just gives me the warm fuzzies :->

Now - off to the pub quiz, where dalglir, dalglivk and guyinahat will undoubtably work with me to lose terribly.

Bill Gates on HDVD/Blu-Ray

There's currently a major power struggle going on over the successor to DVD.  Bill Gates has this to say, which I agree with:

Understand that this is the last  physical format there will ever be. Everything's going to be streamed directly or on a hard disk. So, in this way, it's even unclear how much this one counts.

I can see the next generation being useful - broadband isn't wide-spread enough for everyone at this point.  But it's definitely taking over as a delivery medium - the only software I've installed from CD recently has been Windows itself.  Everything else has been downloaded, and the same goes for most video and music.

Quiz Fun

Some right information and some wrong in the first one:
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This one, however, is entirely right:
You fit in with:

Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Atheist.  You have very little faith and you are very focused on intellectual endeavors.  You value objective proof over intuition or subjective thoughts.  You enjoy talking about ideas and tend to have a lot of in depth conversations with people.

60% scientific.
60% reason-oriented.

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