Prisoner 24653 wrote:I got Jean Valjean -- nice!
CC21106 wrote:Prisoner 24653 wrote:I got Jean Valjean -- nice!
So did I, but I just don't feel that virtuous in real life. Which of the ABCs was the guy into tech? I identify more with him.
Acaila wrote:" He read everything.... drew from memory a silkworm moth, pointed out the faulty French in the Dictionary of the Academy, studied Puységur and Deleuze, ... He was learned, a purist, exact, a graduate of the Polytechnic, a close student, and at the same time, thoughtful “even to chimæras,” so his friends said. He believed in all dreams, railroads, the suppression of suffering in chirurgical operations, the fixing of images in the dark chamber, the electric telegraph, the steering of balloons. Moreover, he was not much alarmed by the citadels erected against the human mind in every direction, by superstition, despotism, and prejudice. He was one of those who think that science will eventually turn the position. "
- from the Hapgood version
CC21106 wrote: A nascent technocrat before the idea was named. And he met his end not shooting at somebody, but trying to help one of the wounded enemy.
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