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...[after reaching the top of Mt. Everest]
I clipped into a fixed rope and prepared
to rappell over the lip, I was greated
with an alarming site.
Thirty feet below, more than a dozen
people were queued up at the base
of [Hillary] Step...
- Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air


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June 28, 1998

The Way New World Order (or IQ bigotry).

What happens when education becomes content?

Something to know before your next camping trip.

What I did one summer.

The rise of South Park and online 'toons. Link requires Flash plugin.

America Wide Web, Jon Katz critiques the america-centric values of the web.

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Book of the Day - June 27,1998
Into Thin AirInto Thin Air: A Personal
Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
by Jon Krakauer

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See Also:
Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev, G. DeWalt
Everest: Mountain Without Mercy by Broughton Coburn, Tim Cahill, David Breashears

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