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Submission + - What Are the Books that EVERYONE Should Read? 3

dpu writes: Part of my NYR is to encourage reading as a hobby in those around me — especially my friends' children (ages 2 to 22), but my wife and I as well. There is a lot of "classic" literature out there I'm familiar with and will be pimping to the short masses here (Fahrenheit 451, To Kill A Mockingbird, In The Heat of the Night, Huckleberry Finn, Cryptonomicon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Wrinkle In Time, When Rabbit Howls, etc.), but I know many of you are much better read than I am.

What recommendations would you make? What are the books that everyone should read? I don't care if it's been banned by schools, burned by communists, or illuminated by 15th century monks. If you think everyone around you should read it, I'd love to know about it.

Submission + - Taking the cloud out of the datacenter - Space Monkey hits Kickstarter (kickstarter.com)

dpu writes: Space Monkey, that little package of drive space and distributed cloud connectivity, is using Kickstarter to get preorders and raise awareness — it's already over 40% funded after only a few hours.

Why did it take so long for something like this (Space Monkey, not Kickstarter) to happen?

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