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Who is ditching Microsoft and going with Linux? ¡Extremadura, España!

Meanwhile, they review Franzen's essay book and the reviewer sez:

"How to Be Alone" is a captivating but uneven collection. Some of its entries have clearly aged better than others. (One piece finds art tenuous to the American imagination "because ours is a country to which so few terrible things have ever happened.")

The reviewer's implication is myopic. Yes, something terrible has happened since the first publication of that essay—yet, even taking that into account, if you compare American history of the last two centuries with the history of just about anywhere else in the world, Franzen's statement still holds.

 

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