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Comment "On The Road" Jack Kerouac (Score 1) 700

On the Road, gave me permission to step away from society. "Fahrenheit 451" Ray Bradbury. This book made me an avid reader. "Stranger in a Strange Land" By Robert Heinlein made me more willing to disobey authority. "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez showed that you can love a book with all your heart. "Politics of Experience" RD Laing changed the way understand others. "The Shock Doctrine" by Naomi Klein pushed me even more to the left politically. Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood are fucking awesome.

Comment Re:So... (Score 5, Interesting) 278

All of the above used the same OS, and all were competing on price. Sony did try to distinguish themselves in the design department, but they couldn't match the Apple design team. HP made some handsome machines, but once booted, they looked like everyone else. They were all Microsoft's bitch, and though it gave an advantage in some markets, they had no control of the quality of the OS. In the end, they were boring in design and use. Their products were associated with work. Booting up your home computer shouldn't remind you of the crushing boredom of your beige box in your cubicle.

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My idea of roughing it is when room service is late.