When I found Gabo

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

I read my first Marquez book eight years ago. I remember sneaking the book under my desk and reading surreptitiously in the middle of a digital logic circuits lecture.

Should have seen it as a sign—I found Marquez’s  evocative poetic writing more intriguing than Moore’s law.


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