Articles by Dennis Hitzeman

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Listening to great literature

Sub: If you can’t read it, listen to it. I spend about two-and-a-half hours in my car everyday as I drive from home to work to school to home again, which cuts extensively into my…


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Books for free

With so much out there to read, the idea of borrowing or buying all of those books can be daunting, never mind coming up with space to store hundreds of titles. Plus, if you’re looking…


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Prosophobia

Sub: What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages, they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books. –Sigmund Freud Five hundred years ago, most of the people reading this…


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What to read, what to read?

The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. –Mark Twain So, you’re in college to gain some sort of knowledge or skill and maybe get “well-rounded”…


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Your OS sucks!

Brand fanatics miss the point about the computer as a tool I am multi-lingual–that is, I speak Linux, OS X and Windows with equal ease–and I am here to tell you that the fanatics who…


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I’m not texting

An analog lament by a digital savant In almost every class I’ve taken in the past two or three years, sometime while covering the syllabus, the instructor says something like: “Turn your phones off and…