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lotus eater

One who indulges in idleness, luxury, and pleasure. From The Odyssey, but Homer, the Lotus Eaters were inhabitants of an island who spent every day eating flowers that made them interested in nothing but their own comfort and pleasure. Lounging on the beach of the tiny Greek island, I began dreaming up ways I could become a lotus eater there forever.
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lotus eater

Someone whose only interests are luxury and sensual pleasures, a sybarite. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew encounter the Lotus Eaters, island inhabitants who spend their lives eating a narcotic that causes them to be drowsy and disinterested in anything but their own pleasure, sort of Homeric Flower Children. Several crew members partook and had to be dragged back to the ship to which they were chained until they kicked the habit.
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It meets ISO 9000/2000 and QS 9000 standards, is accredited to GM standards, and each vehicle follows a 'no faults forward' regimen that puts a hold in place until problems are resolved," says Lotus Cars Manufacturing director Clive Dopson.
IBM hopes that businesses will continue to embrace Lotus Notes as the definitive collaborative software in the market.
However, the user who already has Lotus software and a microcomputer with the capacity to run version 3.