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"really like the retrospective commentary though (original text intact but each section followed by commentary by author--25 years later). cool model." Apr 27, 2015 12:48AM

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"There is a lot of unfortunate confusion of average and median going on here. Shameful to the point of undermining some of their arguments!" Apr 18, 2015 10:56PM

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"Not entirely clear if this is truly his voice (has writing help from journalist), but seems to be in character. Wonder if Tom fought for changes in wording that were too vulnerable for him to tolerate. I could have imagined someone going through this eventually shedding all protective barriers around ego. That may be particularly hard to publish to the world though, even if it happened with his family." Apr 14, 2015 10:04AM


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“You kneel beside her, breathing the familiar smell of Sasha's sleep, whispering into her ear some mix of I'm sorry and I will never leave you, I'll be curled around your heart for the rest of your life, until the water pressing my shoulders and chest crushes me awake and I hear Sasha screaming into my face: Fight! Fight! Fight!
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“Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer; art is everything else.”
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“...if you aren't, at any given time, scandalized by code you wrote five or even three years ago, you're not learning anywhere near enough”
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“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.”
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Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
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2011 Reading Challenge
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