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5×5 for October 3

Five Technological Items I Own But Don’t Really Use

  1. Palm z22 PDA
  2. Wacom Graphire tablet (I only use it as a mouse pad)
  3. 128 MB flash drive
  4. Graphing calculators; take your pick, I have a desk drawer full of them.
  5. Stand-alone Brother label machine

Five Technological Items I Don’t Own but Think I Would Use Regularly If I Did

  1. Cell phone with a decent camera
  2. iPod Nano
  3. Label machine that plugs into my computer
  4. A decent scanner
  5. Apple TV (seriously)

Five Items Other Than Books that are on my Office Bookshelf

  1. A hand-blown Klein bottle
  2. An abacus from China
  3. A Jefferson cipher wheel built by a former student
  4. A slide rule
  5. A jar for keep chocolate in (currently empty!)

The Last Five Books I’ve Read

  1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (currently reading)
  2. Kirinyaga, Mike Resnick
  3. Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein
  4. Dune, Frank Herbert
  5. Dune sucked all the life out of me. I can’t remember what happened before Dune. Sorry.

Five Great Books I’ve Not Read but Would Like To

  1. War and Peace
  2. The Federalist Papers
  3. Euclid’s Elements (from “cover” to “cover”; I’ve dipped into them for years but never read the whole thing)
  4. On Liberty (John Stuart Mill; I have this on my bookshelf at home!)
  5. It Takes a Village*

*Just kidding.

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