微软发布了Windows Live Writer 1.0 beta, 一个blog的离线书写工具． 不只是支持Live Space, 还支持其他blog系统，比如我现在用的Wordpress. 感兴趣的朋友可以从 cnbeta 下载。
“The first question which you will ask and which I must try
to answer is this, ‘What is the use of climbing Mount
Everest ?’ and my answer must at once be, ‘It is no use’.
There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever.
Oh, we may learn a little about the behavior of the human
body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn
our observation to some account for the purposes of aviation.
But otherwise nothing will come of it. We shall not bring
back a single bit of gold or silver, not a gem, nor any coal
or iron. We shall not find a single foot of earth that can
be planted with crops to raise food. It’s no use.
So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man
which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes
out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life
itself upward and forever upward, then you won’t see why we
go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And
joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and
make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life.
That is what life means and what life is for.”
– George Leigh Mallory, 1922