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Re: Going NOMAIL: Honeymoon

From:geijss streijde <gijsstrider@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 1:10

2008/7/1 David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>:
> Hey all, > > I just got married yesterday, and we're going on our > honeymoon for a week, so I'm going no-mail. > > As a slight response to the VERY interesting topic I've > had absolutely no time to read through or respond to, > I've always believed it's extremely important for one's > work to carry on. Every time I read a book from fifty, > a hundred, or three hundred years ago, it's a significant > experience. You not only get a story or set of ideas that > you may not have encountered before, you get a glimpse > into what a person's life was like at a particular time and > place. Nikolai Gogol had no idea how much I'd dig Dead > Souls, and he has no idea how sad I'd be if he'd burned > the whole thing up like he almost did. One can never > predict the impact one's work will or won't have on > someone far down the line. Though I'm not religious, > by any means, I personally believe that if one's work is > supposed to do some good, it will, provide you put it > somewhere where someone will be able to find it and > access it. If it's important enough, it will find a way. > I think the web and everything else we've got going > is bring us closer to a time where nothing will be lost, > unless something truly catastrophic happens. And if > it does, so what? You can't do anything about it. But > if something you wrote or created can make one > person's life in the whole history of human existence > a little brighter, I say it's worthwhile. > > Take care guys. I'll look forward to reading the archives > when I get back. > > -David > ******************************************************************* > "A male love inevivi i'ala'i oku i ue pokulu'ume o heki a." > "No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn." > > -Jim Morrison > > >