Saturday, June 21, 2008

Goodbye, Mr. Chips

As if I needed one, here's another reason to be thankful for the web.

Just finished reading "Goodbye Mr. Chips" over at Project Gutenberg - a novelette I last read in 1986. And I find it warms my heart now in a way that was not possible then.

I'll read it again maybe in another twenty years. Who knows what kind of internet it will be then ? how fast, how full of rich, interactive, and immersive multimedia? and what kind of device I will read it on ?

But it will still read the same - and will probably feel even better.

For there are things that grow better by remaining the same.

They get better not because they have improved, but because we have learned to appreciate them better.

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