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  Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Some of the year's reading--

Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Voodoo Science, Robert Park
Just for Fun, Linus Torvalds
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Charles MacKay
Small Pieces Loosely Joined, David Weinberger
Lamb, Christopher Moore
Idiots in the Machine, Edward Savio
Radiance, Carter Scholz
Free as in Freedom, Sam Williams
The Way We Talk Now, Geoffrey Nunberg
Net Words, Nick Usborne
Junk English, Ken Smith
The Rant Zone, Dennis Miller
The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson
The Father of Spin, Larry Tye

Scientific American, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Wired, Business 2.0, Fast Company,
Utne Reader, Whole Earth, Computerworld, Infoworld, eWeek, Linux Journal


6:09:27 PM    Questions? Comments? Flames? []

Farewell 2002

Another year about to end
In my empty mountain abode;
Rivers and clouds,
Their trails indistinct;
Pines and cedars,
Their natures the same.
I arise from my nap
To find the taro roots done;
As the incense fades out,
I finish a scripture.
Who knows that real pleasure
Lies within stillness and silence?

 - Wen-siang (1210-1280)



5:34:00 PM    Questions? Comments? Flames? []

En Zed = Middle Earth?

New Zealand, Land of the 'Rings,' Markets Itself. The success of the "Lord of the Rings," filmed in New Zealand, has spurred New Zealanders to market their nation as a tourist destination. By James Brooke. [New York Times: Business]

My cousin visited New Zealand a few weeks ago; he said there was a book at the airport purporting to show all the location sites for LOTR. A search of Amazon reveals nothing, but I would like to get a copy and save the trip to NZ.

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