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Read the book The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse. (I think that's the correct name of the translation.) It is incredible, describes exactly the same line of thought you are going with.

It completely changed the way I look at programming, and life in general. (Yeah, I know everyone has books like that to recommend, but if you get a chance, pick it up. I'm sure the translation is a good as the original German).

(Actually, buy it from Powellsor your favorite local bookseller. Damn the man.)


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in thread explorations of consciousness and symbolic references... by eduardo

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