Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

… to all readers! I am off after Christmas, no internet, some kilos of (physical) books and probably some elks – I might take my Macbook along for programming, though.

For those of you who think 2014 went optimal and think about making 2015 even more efficient here a scene from The Little Prince:

“Good morning,” said the little prince.

“Good morning,” said the merchant.

This was a merchant who sold pills that had been invented to quench thirst. You need only swallow one pill a week, and you would feel no need for anything to drink.

“Why are you selling those?” asked the little prince.

“Because they save a tremendous amount of time,” said the merchant. “Computations have been made by experts. With these pills, you save fifty-three minutes in every week.”
“And what do I do with those fifty-three minutes?” asked the little prince.

“Anything you like…”

“As for me,” said the little prince to himself, “if I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk at my leisure toward a spring of fresh water.”

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

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