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sjef Wed, Jan 9, 2008
The list is a good idea, but I don't know about the exclusion of 'cliches', as they are relative to ones prior knowledge. What may seem cliche to you or I could contain a complete new wealth of education to another and there's no way to tell where to draw the line.
It would be unwise to discount certain works simply because they are well known.
I mean, if Kurzweil and Hawking are out, then should Einstein, Darwin, Pinker, Clarke, Asimov etc all be discounted as well?