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Thread: R.I.P. Robert Persig

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    R.I.P. Robert Persig

    Robert Persig has died at 88.
    I really enjoyed Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance but never quite decided whether it was a sad story or not.

    'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dies | Entertainment & Showbiz from CTV News
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    I wonder why they never turned the book into a film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Bailey View Post
    I wonder why they never turned the book into a film?
    "The World According to Garp", that's why.

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    I think it was a happy story with a sad ending. But it was written in 1974. 40 years later the concept of quality just doesn't seem to be what it used to be.
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    I remember learning that Robert Pirsig had helped write instruction manuals for machine tools at the Do-All Corporation Continental Machines Division. When reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance it was apparent he incorporated some of that writing style into the book. The way he would describe the inner working mechanics of the motorcycle was very detail oriented and you could almost picture it all in your head. Continental Machines is still around too.

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