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+ - Who Is John Galt? And Why Is He On An Apple PCB?

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hash (37212) writes "The third and final movie in the trilogy based on Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged hits theaters in the US this Friday. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt was independently produced by John Aglialoro, CEO of fitness equipment company Cybex, and supported by a successful KickStarter campaign last year.

Steve Wozniak has said of Steve Jobs: "I think Atlas Shrugged was one of his guides in life". Nevertheless, it's remarkable that "John Galt" and the heroine of the book, Dagny Taggart, appeared on a prototype PCB from a project at Apple. I snagged the PCB along with a pair of Apple John Galt pants on an eBay auction a couple of years ago. Some time later another auction (which I didn't win) featured the PCB along with an Apple John Galt shirt.

The themes of Atlas Shrugged are even more relevant today than when it was published, and the movies provide perhaps a more accessible introduction to the world of this 1100+ page epic, still a best-seller 57 years after first publication (currently #1,433 Paid in Kindle, #1 Best Seller on Amazon in Political Philosophy). The story of the movie trilogy is quite interesting in itself and is the subject of a Kindle book The History of the Atlas Shrugged Movie Trilogy ."

Comment: Re:Ooh, exciting! (Score 1, Interesting) 351

by hash (#43149691) Attached to: Bitcoin Blockchain Forked By Backward-Compatibility Issue

Where do you idiots come from? Ayn Rand didn't die in any sort of poverty, her books are STILL best-sellers on Amazon 60 years after they were first published. She never relied on the state for income (or remotely needed to) that's as much of an utter fabrication as the first ridiculous allegation. And given that she was forced to fork over hundreds of thousand of dollars in taxes to pay for (among other things, like wars) a public healthcare system, she had every right to then avail of it.

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