History is Written by the Victors

As I was walk­ing from the Trans­bay Ter­mi­nal to work, it dawned upon me that for the past week instead of tun­ing in to the hun­dreds of songs in my iPod, I found myself atten­tively lis­ten­ing to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. I recall buy­ing the book a bit after watch­ing the final chap­ter of The MatrixRev­o­lu­tions years ago.

After the mid­night show­ing, as we were going back to our apart­ment, Cesar men­tioned a rela­tion of the ideas and sym­bol­ism that were described in The Da Vinci Code book, and of that in which he saw after expe­ri­enc­ing The Matrix Tril­ogy. At first, I said, “are you on crack? It’s just a sci-fi flick that was writ­ten well and sprin­kled with a lot of action scenes and well-integrated CG ani­ma­tion.” Well, it wasn’t nec­es­sar­ily those exact words but some­thing along those lines.

Any­ways, after that, I went to Costco the next day and bought a copy the book. A mere $15 for a hard-cover. I started read­ing it right away. Then, the end­less wave of projects hit.

Fast-forward to now, about 2+ years later, I cracked open the book and saw that I was on Chap­ter 18. Not since recently, have I had the same enthu­si­asm to finally read the whole darn thing. Mean­while, this past week­end, I came upon an audio­book ver­sion of it and synched it with my iPod. From there on, it’s noth­ing but the bus, the walk, the iPod and the narrator.

From my mind to yours, it makes me sad when I hear my friends read this book within the span of 2 days. So sad.

Note: Check out the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet.

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