Each word appeared on my display as I said it. “No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful.” - Ready Player One
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal. —Groucho Marx
Just simply a great fun read, and I just couldn't read it fast enough.
Literally a roll call of the 80"s mixed with with all the video games, rock and roll, and snow crash you can take.
:"The laptop served as my portable research library, video arcade, and home theater system. Its hard drive was filled with old books, movies, TV show episodes, song files, and nearly every videogame made in the twentieth century."
Just a few of the authors mentioned;
Douglas Adams. Kurt Vonnegut. Neal Stephenson. Richard K. Morgan. Stephen King. Orson Scott Card. Terry Pratchett. Terry Brooks. Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance, Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, Zelazny.
"Technically, this wasn’t part of my research, but I had a serious cute-geeky-girls-playing-ukuleles fetish that I can neither explain nor defend."
Could be my favorite quote, maybe of all time;
"Each word appeared on my display as I said it. “No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful.”"
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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