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Gravitate to Your Own Risk Taste

True luck consists not in holding the best cards at the table; Luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.

—John Hay

The library at St. Andrews was still called the library—not the “media center” as in some trendy places. St. Andrews had been voted as one of the best-wired campuses in the country, but most of the computers were tucked away unobtrusively in adjacent labs. The school had made it a point not to forsake the polished bookcases—and to preserve the joy of flipping through books. But most students clustered around in the computer labs. Cruising the Internet was the preferred way not only to acquire information but also to socialize.

Phil and I made our way to the computer lab in the far ...

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