Subject: Re: Off topic but funny
From: Taran Rampersad <>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 14:07:41 -0800

Tim O'Reilly wrote:

>>Sebastopol, CA--A change in circumstances can be surprisingly
>>disorienting. Consider Little Dorrit, the Charles Dickens' protagonist
>>who was born and lived her entire life within the walls of the
>>Marshalsea debtors' prison. Upon learning that she and her family were
>>not only free to leave, but were also wealthy, Little Dorrit promptly
>>fainted. Similarly, Windows and Mac users confronting a Unix-based
>>operating system for the first time--while not reacting quite so
>>dramatically as Little Dorrit--may find the experience disconcerting.
>>But, there is help available to ease the transition. "Learning Red Hat
>>Linux, Third Edition" by Bill McCarty (O'Reilly, US $39.95) provides a
>>comprehensive yet gentle entry to the world of Linux with new users in
>>mind, specifically, the popular Red Hat distribution of Linux.

Perhaps this link could be stuck under walls. Not bad for 1896. :)

This is also good:

I think Cavafy was ahead of his time... I am left wondering... 'How did 
he KNOW?'...