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This is the first Fool contest of the 3 held so far that I have participated in and I do so because the competition offered me an opportunity to advertise what is to me one the greatest posts I have ever read during my time as a member of the Fool community.

It was by Bruce Brown and as one of the most favorite Fools amongst so many of us here probably most of you read it when it was first published way back in September 2000. It was titled "Fat Pipe #3 - Data Storage/Movement" and received 260 recs so I guess I am not alone in my admiration.
It is not a very inspiring title for what followed yet it contains for me the whole cornucopia of what makes Fooldom such a happy place to visit.
It had wit(lots of it), intelligent analysis(making a tough subject easy to understand), and sheer quality of writing.
It encompassed among other things travelling back in time to 1904, an hilarious account of an argument with his Wife, (Bruce lost the argument of course), hanging his dismantled iBook pieces on the line to dry out after he bathed it by accident, a tribute to the late Robert Preston, a treatise on what makes a Diva successful, and also of course the meat of the post, effortlessly linking all of the above to the main subject matter, the history of, and investment potentials within, the data storage industry.

For those lucky enough not to have read it yet,(lucky because you still have the pleasure to come) here is the link:

One footnote, it is an extremely long post, a full 19 A4 pages if you copied it but heck if you haven't the time or inclination to read 19 pages of quality then you are not a Fool.
Sadly Bruce's interests are mainly in sectors that I do not follow or invest in so I come across him only rarely but when I do it is my pleasure to read him.
Bruce, I have never met you nor am I likely to, but I salute you wherever you may be.

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