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100% Perfect Girl - A Japanese Short Story

This is a transplanted post from another blog, circa 2005. It involves a short Japanese story called, the 100% Perfect Girl. Such a quirky story, yet still intriguing.

It reminds me of a Seiko commercial in which a man buys a cheaper, less accurate watch and ends up not bumping into his future wife since he's off by 1 second.  That ad ran during the Super Bowl. 

Life is driven by fate.  But it's also driven by taking advantage of opportunity.
ON SEEING THE 100% PERFECT GIRL ONE BEAUTIFUL APRIL MORNINGby Haruki Murakami One beautiful April morning, on a narrow side street in Tokyo’s fashionable Harujuku neighborhood, I walked past the 100% perfect girl.

Tell you the truth, she’s not that good-looking. She doesn’t stand out in any way. Her clothes are nothing special. The back of her hair is still bent out of shape from sleep. She isn’t young, either - must be near thirty, not even close to a “girl,” properly speaking. But still, I know from fifty yards away: She’s the 100% …

Thoughts on the iPod Touch...

Well, I've had my iPod Touch for about 72 hours and here are some quick thoughts, both pros and cons.

1) It's an amazing device. After only several days, I can say it's lived up to it's hype. All those who have an iPhone know the story, but it's great to see and play with the interface yourself.

2) The web browser - WOW. Almost every site I visit is viewable and the way in which you touch the screen to navigate is simple yet beautiful. Optimized sites such as Facebook and Gmail look even better.

3) Wireless iTunes - I bought my first item wirelessly. Easy, simple, and fast. So much better than plugging into the computer and having to sync.

4) Youtube - the integration is stellar and it's super addictive.

5) Coverflow - Playing music and scrolling with cover art is simplicity.

6) Photos - a true star app. The photos look amazing and being able to see them horizontally or vertically simply by tilting the screen is awesome.

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Now for the cons,

1) The scr…