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One of the most important books I've ever read. It goes alongside Ender's Game & Shogun in terms of how often I bring it up in conversation. I literally find myself, time and again, drawing on this book (and those other two) ...
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    On the first page of the book was a picture of a little girl sitting on a bench. Above the bench was a thing like a ladder, except it was horizontal, supported at each end by posts. Thick vines twisted up the posts and gr...
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    "You wish to be a hero, but you do not know what a hero is. You think a hero is one who wins. But a hero must be prepared to lose, Quentin. Are you? Are you prepared to lose everything?"    "I've already lost everything,"...
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Updated, incase anyone read the original. Much less messy now ;P
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You know what makes people different from animals? We're the only species on Earth that observes Shark Week. Sharks don't even observe Shark Week; but we do. For the same reason, I can pick up this pencil, tell you its name i...
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When teaching Lynn to drive, I plan to tell her Antonio Banderas' epic 2nd line Now the question is, which am I just saying? (a) Driving is simple and can be understood in a few short mechanical steps (b) The goal of dri...
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Version 2, heavily re-written

My apologies to anyone that read the too-early publish last night ;P

In this (hopefully final) version, it should be much more obvious that it's an essay on the psychology of player behavior in Online Games, and positive reinforcement, doggy-training -style :)
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