Sunday, February 14, 2010

This is the best book out there on dreams, "10,000 Dreams Interpreted" in E-Text.

Hello Everyone,

This is the best book out there on dreams. I have bought about 20 copies of it myself because friends read a little and they want one too, so I give them one and buy another.

It was written by Gustavus Hindman Miller "1857-1923" and is in text format. I obtained this from a site called "Project Gutenberg" about 13 years ago. They also offer over 22,000 free books in many different formats. I love the cook books and some of the handyman type texts.

Here is a link to the text version, just save the page and it will save as a text file [Download Text Here]. <--- It is too large to post here in text, so this is best way for me to do this.
Here is a link to Gutenbergs site [LINK].
Here is a link to the e-text of 10,000 dreams (in many different formats), if you'd rather read it online [LINK].

About Project Gutenburg (A quote from the site).

"Project Gutenberg began in 1971 when Michael Hart was given an operator's account with $100,000,000 of computer time in it by the operators of the Xerox Sigma V mainframe at the Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois.

This was totally serendipitous, as it turned out that two of a four operator crew happened to be the best friend of Michael's and the best friend of his brother. Michael just happened "to be at the right place at the right time" at the time there was more computer time than people knew what to do with, and those operators were encouraged to do whatever they wanted with that fortune in "spare time" in the hopes they would learn more for their job proficiency.

At any rate, Michael decided there was nothing he could do, in the way of "normal computing," that would repay the huge value of the computer time he had been given ... so he had to create $100,000,000 worth of value in some other manner. An hour and 47 minutes later, he announced that the greatest value created by computers would not be computing, but would be the storage, retrieval, and searching of what was stored in our libraries.

He then proceeded to type in the "Declaration of Independence" and tried to send it to everyone on the networks ... which can only be described today as a not so narrow miss at creating an early version of what was later called the "Internet Virus."

A friendly dissuasion from this yielded the first posting of a document in electronic text, and Project Gutenberg was born as Michael stated that he had "earned" the $100,000,000 because a copy of the Declaration of Independence would eventually be an electronic fixture in the computer libraries of 100,000,000 of the computer users of the future."

Hope you enjoy....

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