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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance August 30, 2009

Posted by pcorcoran in Books, Personal, Technology.
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I am re-reading Robert Pursig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” almost exactly 20 years after I first read it. I’m finding it just as profound and transcendental now as I remember it being then. (I can say this about very few things which moved me deeply 20 years ago). There are passages in the book where I feel like they were written *just for me* to discover.

It was written in 1974. But even though he opines greatly on the effects that rapid technological changes have upon modern society, I don’t feel like the essence of his message is in any way anachronistic. Amazing.

There are so many great passages, so many brilliant quotes that if I sent them all to each of the people who I feel most needs to hear them, I’d end up quoting about half the book. Maybe I’ll just end up quoting a few here and there every now and then….

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Sonos! Where have you been all my life? January 18, 2007

Posted by pcorcoran in Link, Music, Photo, Technology.
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Sonos wireless handheld controller

Sonos is exactly the answer I’ve been looking for to the problem of how to get a) the house hooked up, b) for music in every room, c) playing from my main iTunes library in the basement, d) wirelessly.

It’s not cheap. No, I take that back — it’s expensive. But I would absolutely consider it worth every penny if it works as advertised. This is going on my Christmas list as #1 (and only).

Timeline of Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! acquisitions January 17, 2007

Posted by pcorcoran in Blog, Google, Microsoft, Technology, Yahoo!.
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Timeline of Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! acquisitions

Timeline of Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! acquisitions. There have been so many that it’s impossible to keep up with them all.

(via Google Watch)