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.