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(via [Gleanings]) [The emergent new order|http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2001/11/28/emergence/index.html] : Feed magazine founder [Steven Johnson] explains how self-organizing systems are made to order for ants, cities, software and terrorists.
[Patrick David Harrigan] seems to be the lead maintainer of [Murugan Bhakti] - Great Work
[Bruce Eckel] has made available many [books|http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP] online ! - Great !
[Joel Spolsky] : It's about time that I updated my crufty old list of recommended books. What books should I have up there? - [Vote for ONE Book|http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=934]
Attained his Mahasamadhi, Great Union,
[Bill Clinton] : [A struggle for the soul of the 21st century|http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/11/10/speech/index.html]
[Vincent Laforet] : [Frontiers of War|http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/19/international/index_JOURNAL01.html]
Coding Guidelines: Finding the Art in the Science - What separates good code from great code? - http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2063168
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[Programming Community Index|http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm]
* [Philip Greenspun] : [Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing|http://www.arsdigita.com/books/panda/]
[Peter Koestenbaum] in [After Shock|http://www.fastcompany.com/online/54/aftershock.html] : ...We must resolve to work with greatness and never forget to do so again. Every workday is a concert, a Nobel-prize ceremony, or an Olympic victory...
[Isaiah Berlin] (in [The Hedgehog and the Fox]): There exists a great chasm between those, on one side, who relate everything to a single central vision...and, on the other side, those who pursue many ends, often unrelated and even contradictory...The first kind of intellectual and artistic personality belongs to the hedgehogs, the second to the foxes.
I was looking for a [Digital Camera] and the winner is [Digital IXUS]. We bought it at [New York Camera] yesterday in person. [Christian Kwyas] is a great sales man. It was (will be) a memorable shopping experience. However Christian should be thankful to [Jeff Keller]'s very useful reviews at [Digital Camera Resource Page]
[Ken Roberts] maintains the [Great Books Index]
I want to buy a [Digital Camera]. [Canon PowerShot A20|http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/a20-review/index.html] is on the top of my list... [Jeff Keller] states ...As always, I recommend a trip to your local camera store to try out the /camera/ and its competitors before you buy!... Do you have any recommendations ?
[Andrea Frick] has great pictures from her local [Christmas Market|http://andrea.editthispage.com/weihnachtsmarkt2001]
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[Great Virtues of the Dhamma] : "...Amongst the many virtues of the Dhamma, there are six salient characteristics mentioned in the most authoritative texts. Svakkhato Bhagavata Dhammo, Sanditthiko, Akaliko, Ehipassiko, Opanayiko and Paccattam Veditabbo Vinnuhi..."
[Vikas Kamat] [:|http://www.kamat.com/vikas/blog.php?date=1/1/2002] [Bathing and Personal Hygiene in Ancient India|http://www.kamat.com/kalranga/ancient/bathing/index.htm]
[The Secret Subversive Purpose|http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/aboutclwg.html] of [Children's Literature Web Guide]: ...If my cunning plan works, you will find yourself tempted away from the Internet, and back to the books themselves! Please remember that the Internet is not the most comprehensive source of information about children's books. Books and Libraries cover the field far better than I can ever hope to. - - - The Internet is a tremendous resource, but it will never compete with a Children's Librarian with a purposeful gleam in the eye!
The University of Hard Knocks
[Books] > The University of Hard Knocks
We are now trying to release all our books one month in advance
for a list of books
Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks
I. THE BOOKS ARE BUMPS--Every bump a lesson--Why the two kinds of
V. GOING UP--How we become great--We must get inside greatness--
There is no top--We make ourselves great by service--the
first step at hand--All can be greatest--Where to find great
books only give better tools for service--"Hard knocks" graduates--
orations--My maiden sermon--The books that live have been
keeps on going south and growing greater--We generally start well,
greatest stream. With no bucket you can get nothing at Niagara.
That often explains why one person says a lecture is great, while
Here is a great mass of words and sentences and pictures to express
The Books Are Bumps
THE greatest school is the University of Hard Knocks. Its books are
When I was thirteen I knew a great deal more than I do now. There
Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
crazy. Books in running brooks! Why nobody never puts no books in
Children, I fear you will not be greatly interested in what is to follow.
wiser and happier." The tongues in the trees, the books in the
of goodness into the mystery of the great unknown world beyond and
Down the great white way of the world go the million prodigals,
humanity need the same preparation for greater usefulness.
most of these knocks--who have faced the great crises of life and
of this same red mud. It had been moved over the Great Lakes and
I watched this red mud matriculate into a great hopper with
limestone, charcoal and other textbooks. Then they corked it up and
school began. They roasted it. It is a great thing to be roasted.
A great conflagration, a cyclone, a railroad wreck, an epidemic or
Out of the trenches of the Great War come nations chastened by
greatness. We go up in life. We become educated. Let me bring you
In other words, all the people of the world are in the great barrel
barrel of life. It is sending small people down and great people
If we are small we shall have a small destiny. If we are great we
shall have a great destiny. We cannot dodge our destiny.
We shake down if we become small; we shake up if we become great.
If we wish to go up, we must grow greater, and we shall shake up.
If you want a greater place, you simply grow greater and they
promotion. You grow greater, enlarge your dimensions, develop new
and you shake up to a greater place.
raised. As you grow greater you won't need to ask to be promoted.
lucky people grow great and the unlucky people shrivel and rattle.
So books could be filled with just such stories of how people have
growing into a greater, wiser merchant to hold his place among his
The greater and wiser the man, the more anxious he is to be told.
We young people come up into life wanting great places. I would not
want a great place. I would not give much for anybody who does not
look forward to greater and better things tomorrow.
We often think the way to get a great place is just to go after it
We think if we could only get into a great place we would be great.
But unless we have grown as great as the place we would be a great
joke, for we would rattle. And when we have grown as great as the
We do not become great by getting into a great place, any more than
great boots, but he rattles. He must grow greater feet before he
gets greater boots. But he must get the feet before he gets the
All life is preparation for greater things.
The world is not greatly impressed by testimonials. The man who has
I am the greatest ever, and should he return, no hall would be able
The fairy books love to tell about some clodhopper suddenly
unreadiness? As we grow greater we have greater things. We have
How We Become Great
WE go up as we grow great. That is, we go up as we grow up. But so
many are trying to grow great on the outside without growing great
There is only one greatness--inside greatness. All outside
greatness is merely an incidental reflection of the inside.
Greatness is not measured in any material terms. It is not measured
Greatness is measured in spiritual terms. It is education. It is
We go up from little vision to greater vision.
We may become very great, very educated, rise very high, and yet
blacksmith shop right up with us! We make it a great kitchen or
great blacksmith shop. It becomes our throne-room!
Come, let us grow greater. There is a throne for each of us.
The world says that to get greatness means to get great things. So
the world is in the business of getting--getting great fortunes,
great lands, great titles, great applause, great fame, and
The Secret of Greatness
Christ Jesus was a great Teacher. His mission was to educate
top." Those two sons of Zebedee wanted to have the greatest places
They got very busy pursuing greatness, but I do not read that they
were half so busy preparing for greatness. They even had their
of greatness that can ever stand: "Whosoever will be great among
That is we cannot be "born great," nor "have greatness thrust upon"
us. We must "achieve greatness" by developing it on the
We cannot buy a great arm. Our arm must become a great servant, and
thus it becomes great.
We cannot buy a great mind. Our mind must become a great servant,
and thus it becomes great.
We cannot buy a great character. It is earned in great moral
getting greatness on the inside. Getting greatness on the outside
Everybody's privilege and duty is to become great. And the joy of
become great. It is a great stairway that leads from where our feet
As we grow greater our troubles grow smaller, for we see them thru
greater eyes. We rise above them.
As we grow greater our opportunities grow greater. That is, we
greater eyes to see them.
greater our vision, the more we see what is yet to be accomplished.
have been only a boy playing on the seashore * * * while the great
ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." That great ocean is
The great Teacher pointed to the widow who cast her two mites into
treasury. That is not why we give. We give to become great. The
Becoming great is overcoming our selfishness and fear. He that
great and glorified.
Our greatness therefore does not depend upon how much we give or
Finding the Great People
do not know all the great people who may come and stand upon this
who sweeps it--is just as great as anybody in the world who may
to make a roster of the great people of a community. You will find
The great people of the community serve and sacrifice for a better
effort in the town--the greatest man there, because the most
The great people are so busy serving that they have little time to
I found a great man lecturing at the chautauquas. He preaches in
Chicago on Sundays to thousands. He writes books and runs a college
life in loving service finds it returning to him great and
glorious. This man's preaching did not make him great. His college
did not make him great. His books did not make him great. These are
great--makes his preaching, his college and his books great.
yourself that afterwhile you are going to give great things and do
great things. Give it now! Give your dollar now, rather than your
great, dirty mill and a lot of little dirty houses around the mill.
export, he sent the boy to one of the greatest universities in the
The fault was with the little old man, who was so wise and great
great--of going up--of getting educated.
Poor little peanut! He rattled. He had never grown great enough to
fill so great a place. In two years and seven months the mill was
greatness, physically, mentally and morally. I believe I know some
they have served and overcome and developed great lives with the
many or any books. Yet they are educated to the degree they have
acquired these elements of greatness in their lives.
the books, remember, you are having a commencement, not an
just one series of greater commencements.
These fathers and mothers who toil and save, who get great farms,
greatness to their children--they can make great places for them in
to grow great enough for the places. The child gets the blame for
court and detention expenses was one of the greatest business
generals of the Keystone state. He could plat great coal empires
to rattle. Father and mother can be great and you can be a peanut.
that is the work that brings the joy and the greatness.
I am pleading for you to get a great arm, a great mind, a great
The happiness is in going up--in developing a greater arm, a
greater mind, a greater character.
been a great surprise to my friends and a great disappointment to
The man who will not make the effort to think is the great menace
bright lights,--hopers, suckers and straphangers! Down the great
office, go to the great pulpit, to the college chair--go to any
place of great responsibility in a city and ask the one who fills
struggle and service that makes for strength and greatness. And as
America is to be great, not in the greatness of a few crowded
cities, but in the greatness of innumerable home towns.
Ada, Ohio, one of Ohio's greatest educators, used to say with
the school of books with the school of struggle. He organized his
He pitted class against class. He organized great literary and
not believe there is a school in America with a greater alumni roll
of men and women of uniformly greater achievement.
with a few great centralized state normal schools and state
men--great men. I am anxious that the modern school have the modern
that each student come in vital touch with great men. We get life
as our lives touch greater lives.
spirit of its teachers are its greatest endowment. And sometimes
the violin must go into the great tuning school of life. Here the
little feeling, "Yes, that is so." We hear the great truths of life
I was also greatly interested in companies where I put in one
I have always regarded Tom as one of my great school teachers. I
To me that is one of the great arguments for eternal life--how slowly
We are laughing the happy laugh at how we have learned these great
of my experience, I went to the books in my father's library. "As
fragments from the books together with my own native genius. I
No sermon ever had greater truth, but I had not lived it. The old
Out of every thousand books published, perhaps nine hundred of them
the books that do live, you note that they are the books that have
been lived. Perhaps the books that fail have just as much of truth
vital impulse. They come out of the author's head. The books that
The best part of our schooling comes not from the books, but from
the men behind the books.
We study agriculture from books. That does not make us an
Isn't it great to have friends and a fine home and money?" she
No. Books of theory and harmony and expression only teach us how to
Many of the most brilliant theorists have been the greatest
I used to have respect amounting to reverence for great readers and
was a walking library index. I thought him a most wonderful man.
Indeed, in my childhood I thought he was the greatest man in the
He was a remarkable man--a great reader and with a memory that
The greatest book is the textbook of the University of Hard Knocks,
the Book of Human Experience the "sermons in stones" and the "books
soul tighter and tighter, nearer and nearer to God's great concert
great baskets of provender and we had a feast. We covered the
mouth, it was a great opening, but nothing came out. It came out of
from the books, that it takes less wisdom to make money, than it
heart warmed at the sight of another great success--a sweet-faced
a loving father, plenty of money, opportunity and a great career
trial at the hands of this world. That is why the great Judge has
of what it seems to me our lives should be. I hear a great many
1. He keeps on going on south and growing greater.
Go On South and Grow Greater
is going on south and growing greater. You never meet him but what
The Mississippi gets to St. Paul and Minneapolis. He is a great
retire upon his laurels. He goes on south and grows greater. He
does not stop. He goes on south and grows greater.
Everywhere you meet him he is going on south and growing greater.
GROW GREATER! I hope I can make you remember that and say it over
GROW GREATER. For this is life, and there is no other. This is
Strickland Gillilan, America's great poet-humorist, say, "Egotism
We are only children in God's great kindergarten, playing with our
great fundamental of our life. I hope the oldest in years sees that
other day, and she wrote me that the great inventor showed her one
Moses, the great Hebrew law-giver, was eighty years old before he
the great prophet says, "Boys, what is it? Cut it short, I'm busy."
us, Go on south to the greater things, and get so enthused and
They have built a great concrete obstacle clear across the path of
Over the great power dam at Keokuk sweeps the Mississippi. And then
the light and power from the struggle. The great city of St. Louis,
unfortunate. I could do these great things, but alas! I have so
made it a part of himself. And he is greater and farther south!
was riding stopped in Louisiana. We had come to a river so great
and thus making it a part of ourselves, and thus growing greater.
into the great Gulf of the Beyond, to go on south unfolding thru eternity.
great bump that struck me one morning in Los Angeles. It seemed as
It spreads out below in one great mosaic of turquoise and amber
A great light seemed to break over my stormswept soul. I am under
that seem so great down in the valley, seem so small as I look down
know it was one of the greatest blessings of my life. It closed one
"It is a great big boost for everybody who will read it. People
one of the great stories of the day."

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