This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
Kurt Vonnegut, one of my favorite authors, died yesterday. I guess my favorite of his novels is Cat's Cradle, a strange mix of science fiction, thriller, social and politcal satire, and philosophy. I also loved Galapagos, Mother Night, and of course, Slaughterhouse Five.
If you haven't yet had the pleasure, I highly recommend trying a book or two. They're sometimes odd, but very readable, and full of interesting insights into the human condition.
If you have read a Vonnegut novel already, then which one is your favorite?
Ice-9 was one of my favorite bits. And "rented a tent" comes in my head all the time. I seem to remember the profane bits ... Church of God the Totally Indifferent, communicating by farting and tap-dancing, "Here is a picture of Duane's asshole" I got to see a thoroughly wonderful lecture he gave at Wichita State. He made many great contributions to literature and to being human.
A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi