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THE GEEK BOOK: quotes from the cyber world

THE GEEK BOOK: quotes from the cyber world



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Published by Dale Andersen
A collection of primary sources with a view toward trying to explain why programmers, network administrators and other assorted geeky types are so.....well, geeky.
A collection of primary sources with a view toward trying to explain why programmers, network administrators and other assorted geeky types are so.....well, geeky.

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Published by: Dale Andersen on Jan 12, 2010
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A"tually!  thin/ what would be ost a##ro#riate is if we were all to shut u# now. -adi Abbas A #atriot ust always be ready to defend his "ountry against his governent. -dward Abbey Anar"his is founded on the observation that sin"e few en are wise enough to rule theselves! even fewer are wise enough to rule others. -dward Abbey 3rown en do not need leaders. -dward Abbey f the end does not ustify the eans - what "an4 -dward Abbey ight does not a/e right but it sure a/es what is. -dward Abbey $he distrust of wit is the beginning of tyranny. -dward Abbey $he ready availability of sui"ide! li/e se' and al"ohol! is one of life&s basi" "onsolations. -dward Abbey 5hat is truth4  don&t /now and & sorry  brought it u#. -dward Abbey 6oe #eo#le wish for #ea"e for our "hildren and their "hildren. $his is not enough. 5e ust insist on #ea"e for ourselves. -7ing Abdullah of Jordan n fa"t! the ubi(uity of the handheld refle"ts two other /ey trends aong the 8aby 8ooers No one has a se"retary! and no one "an reeber a dan thing. -lliott Abras
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Thanks, Helen. Here's a great one from the M's -- "When the rabbit of chaos is pursued through the field of anarchy it is time to hang your pants on the hook of darkness. "
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Geez I'm going to have to do a letter a day! My favorites are the Woody Allens, but thanks for that John Adams one too. And what a surprise, after having just posted about "Fool's Progress," to see a raft of Edward Abbey. Scribdchronicity rules!
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