“Mr. Norrell, it is not the duty of the court – any court – to exalt one person’s opinions above others! Not in magic nor in any other sphere of life. If other magicians think differently from you, then you must battle it out with them. You must prove the superiority of your opinions, as I do in politics. You must argue and publish and practise your magic and you must learn to live as I do – in the face of constant criticism, opposition and censure. That, sir, is the English way.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathon Strange & Mr Norrell, 407
For more on this novel see the Seminar at Crook Timber.
Just when I didn’t need anything else to procrastinate with the Mozilla folks release Firefox 1.5. As usual I’ll break it in on my desktop at work which is a relatively low use machine before putting it on my laptop and other home machines.
The release notes are here and a comprehensive listing of new features and bug fixes is here.