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The traditional "Merry Christmas" thread -- with a twist
12-26-2018, 02:53 PM (This post was last modified: 12-26-2018 02:54 PM by pier4r.)
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(12-25-2018 02:44 PM)Helix Wrote:  I am thankful for those who invented Internet, for those who make great sites and forums like this one, and for all members here that share not only their knowledge about HP calculators, but also about other machines, post links to other instructive sites, books, or videos, or relate their past experience when calculators were not as widespread as nowadays.

I wish the light side of the web will remain active and strong, and will have more influence on humanity than its dark side.

I fully agree, and in general I am thankful for quality contributions shared to the public, even better if completely open. (as paywalls limit circulation, but hey, better than having no contribution at all!)

I am thankful for communities understanding the importance of libraries, physical or digital, therefore building and expanding them.
I am thankful for wikipedia, the internet archive and all other places were information is collected, processed and preserved.
I am thankful for the idea of collaborative places like wikis.

I am thankful that even though history, recent or ancient, is full of examples of people destroying, belittling or dismissing efforts of other people, that tried to improve the quality of life of a community or the understanding of the universe; somehow, even with all the destruction, humanity progresses. Although the progress should be sustainable (see global warming).

I am thankful that more and more knowledge - and therefore decision power - is becoming more and more accessible. Only people should not focus on lies and misinformation, otherwise there is no way to help them and their society.

I am thankful that my loved ones are healthy and I hope more people will be so, even switching their habits (for starters: 15 minutes of physical activity a day help!).

I am thankful that I have, although not being wealthy (nor I consider being "wealthy" a just status at times, as wealthy implies that the large part of the society isn't and it may be highly unfair), so many interesting activities still to explore and it is much more I can chew. This with relatively limited resources (well compared to some parts of the world I have plenty). Pen, paper, maybe a calculator, an old but stable computer, an internet connection and the ability to read some common languages.

I am thankful for many other stuff, but it takes too long to mention them.

Wikis are great, Contribute :)
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