«In the beginning, was the Word»
-Genesis 1:1
«What is past is prologue; study the past.»

origins (absolute elsewhere)

«I have seen the future
And brother let me tell you, it is murder»
-Leonard Cohen
Sci Fi: (hard core; annotated)

Sci Fi (re-runs)

flush (2001; HAL)

Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey)

«O was an oyster
who lived in his shell
When people left him alone
he felt perfectly well.»
-Edward Lear
«If one man asks another what a Hacker is
And the other man answers him,
Neither of them knows it.»
-Zen proverb
hacker: (hard core; annotated)

Knuth (The Art of Computer Programming)

«No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.»
-Oscar Wilde
«The real artist has no pride.»
«All art is useless.»
- Oscar Wilde
art (imitating life)

art (as beads: still life)

«Things that are fun are intrinsically worth doing; you don't have to justify doing them.»
-Alan Kay
losing (honour in)

winning (is everything)

«Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that gave to mortals, a means to mighty ends»
delphic (as in oracle)

van Hoff, et. al (Hooked On Java ; addiction to)

«People make a mistake who think that my art has come easily to me...There is not a famous master whose music I have not studied over and over. »
Redemption (road to):

o xabacus (big deal: tenuous UUCP link)

o preservation (in the beginning...)

o lock (securely)

o current 1.13 (beta)

«So maybe I will never reach that wonderful time of wisdom and maturity when I know the answers to all the questions that continue to worry me. But maybe just to go on asking them is enough.»
-Frederik Pohl, The Annals of the Heechee
A Journey Through Economic Time, John Kenneth Galbraith; Fire Upon The Deep, Vernor Vinge; Essential Zen, Kazuaki Tanahashi and Tensho David Schnider; The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash famous)

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Last modified: Thu Mar 28 16:00:42 EST 1996