69% done with Three Men in a Boat

This whole book is based upon the notion similar to the one we have these days when driving a car and we think anyone going faster than us is a maniac and anyone going slower than us is an idiot.

The books also makes the case against modernity – specifically the scene with the steam launches. They don’t want fancy new technology coming around and mucking things up, they want a slow, leisurely life. I like it.