[LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3 - magic devices

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Oct 9 19:35:38 BST 2021


On Fri, 8 Oct 2021 14:49:55 -0500, Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com>
wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 8, 2021 at 1:21 PM Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <
>lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> On 08/10/2021 16:15, Matthew George wrote:
>> > Practical rich people go for high-quality but normal stuff, rather than
>> > solid gold toilets and diamond-encrusted socks.
>>
>> Bill Gates, far richer than any of the ex presidents was famously
>> described as
>>
>> "Dresses like he owns a shoe store".
>>
>
>Gates has at least his share of character flaws, but he knows better than
>to gauge his self-worth by the amount of gold plated stuff he owns.

Don't forget Gates is "old money".  Not on the same scale, but he wasn't
born poor, and so doesn't act nouveau riche.

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