The Volokh Conspiracy - Column Idea for David Brooks:: "A translation of Beowulf has got to be a lot better than the original. I remember slaving away with that epic in some English class along the way. One of the reasons why I never had any interest in that as a field of endeavor. "an then recalled that I didn't have Beowulf on my Handspring. I googled beowulf e-book, found it on the Memoware site, clicked download, told it to install directly. Since my Handspring was in its cradle, I hit the button and the short file was in moments later.
Slightly over one minute from desire to fulfillment. "Hwaet! We Garden in geardagum..." Now all I need is the e-book of Sweet's Anglo-Saxon Primer.