When reading Tolkien, I stumbled upon the following beautiful sentence
in the Ainulidale ("Music of the Auinur"), in the second late 1930s
version, The Lost Road and Other Writings (5th book of the History of
middle earth series), page 175 (paperback):
...; but the delight and pride of Aule was in the process of
making, and in the thing made, and not in possesion nor in
himself, wherefore he was a maker and teacher and not a master,
and none have called him Lord.
Now, ain't that a perfect description for a guru hacker?
Beni Cherniavsky <cben@...
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