"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
With the means.

Stephen Hawking Reflects on Life & Fame

Hawking, 64, was asked if his predicament had ever led him to consider ending his life.

"I think a person should have a right to end their life if they want, but I think it would be a great mistake," he replied. "However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope."

December 13, 2006 1:15 AM