Re: [hackers-il] BookCrossing.com
- "Nadav Har'El" <nyh@...> writes:
> If not here's a very short summary: Ron Hornbaker's idea was to let booksHmm. Part of RMS's "general public license to do things" philosophy is
> (actual books, you know, the things made of dead trees) roam freely.
> A person would read a book, and then "free" it by giving it to a friend or
> putting it in some public place (bus-stop, park bench, etc.) where someone
> else could find it. That person can take it, read it, and hopefully release
> it again for somone else to find, and so forth.
that anyone should be able to enter enyone's house and browse the
books on the owner's bookshelf... I don't remember if he specifically
wanted to allow borrowing books...
In any case, if you count the 2 books you lost the details of, then
count all the books that I gave out and lost track of (knowing nothing
of bookcrossing, of course). Counting that, we are certainly before
Japan in the list ;-). I can only hope that someone, not necessarily
the people I gave the books to, is enjoying them.
It sounds like you enjoyed the holiday, and that's what counts.
Oleg Goldshmidt | ogoldshmidt@...
"... Of theoretical physics and programming, programming embodied
the greater intellectual challenge." [E.W.Dijkstra, 1930 - 2002.]