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09 Mar, 2006

Google purchases Writely

Posted by: Above The Aether In: Current Affairs|Web

According to recent disclosure from Google, the big G has purchased Writely, a web-based word processor. So now we already have web-based calendars, word processing and email. All we need is a spreadsheet application (like Microsoft Excel) and a presentation application (like Microsoft Powerpoint) and we officially have no reason to purchase Microsoft Office. All […]

09 Mar, 2006

100 Best First Lines from Novels

Posted by: Above The Aether In: Books

According to the American Book Review…here are the top 10. The other 90 can be found here. 1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851) 2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813) […]

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
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  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
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  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)

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