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PostSubject: A library to die for   Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:18 pm

"Browse the Artifacts of Geek History in Jay Walker's Library", Wired, 22 Sept. 2008.

Dine your eyes on this.


The View From Above Looming over the library is an original Sputnik 1 satellite, one of several backups the Soviets built. At far left is a model of NASA's experimental X-29 jet, with forward-swept wings. "It's the first plane that a pilot can't fly—only computers can handle it," Walker says. On the top of the center shelves are "scholar's rocks," natural formations believed by the Chinese to spur contemplation. Behind the rocks is a 15-foot-long model of the Saturn V rocket.
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