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      Eric Herman

      If I'd have picked a favorite Vonnegut book list, it would have been identical, except to add The Sirens of Titan.

      Mr. Zeus

      “Ladies and Gentlemen. I stand before you now because I never stopped dawdling like an eight-year-old on a spring morning on his way to school. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn. I am a very happy man. Thankyou.”

      This is one of my favorite Vonnegut quotes. It's from the professor in "Cat's Cradle" who invented the allotrope of ice, Ice-Nine. It embodies Vonnegut and belongs on a creativity blog.

      David Armano

      My recent (and new) experience working with an Editor was fantastic. Though there was not a lot of cutting—there was some simplifying and clarifying.

      Great quote too.

      Shakespeare's Fool

      Roger,
      Having just gone through our state and federal income tax filing, I have this feeling born of frustration and exasperation:

      If we had a government that spent the next four years doing nothing but applying the principle Simplify! Simplify! Simplify!, we would be a better, and quite soon, wealthier nation.

      John

      JIM

      Shouldn't SIMPLIFY be added to Osborn's strategies for SCAMPER? In fact, why not
      apply "Scamper" to SCAMPER? If you do, all
      kinds of neat things occur.

      Wayne Porter

      As a fellow fan you might enjoy the URL below regarding Mr. Vonnegut in the metaverse of Second Life (video as of his avatar in a virtual lecture). The comments are even more mindblowing.

      http://www.wayneporter.com/2007/04/17/kurt-vonnegut-lives-on-in-the-grid-of-second-life/

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