Content tagged with "books"

The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written
Book Review
April 8, 2021
222

“I didn’t love this book. Note that the author is claiming the 100 ‘most influential’ books, not the best (which is subjective anyway). I got annoyed with the arrogance of the author. He writes with a…”

Anecdotes vs. Principles
Personal Blog
Blog Post
March 25, 2019
569

“I’m reading The Secret World: A History of Intelligence, which is the history of espionage around the world. It’s a magisterial work – some 800 pages. I’m struggling with it, and here’s why: it’s…”

The Bible: A Word Count Analysis
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An analysis of the word counts of every book of the Bible.

BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
Reading List
Book Review
November 10, 2015
126

“This book is a vague manifesto for change. The author is a lawyer that was appointed to some commission to study libraries, and this book feels like the result of his research. He’s essentially…”

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time
Reading List
Book Review
October 20, 2016
62

“I didn’t write a formal review of this, but I talk about the book quite a bit in this blog post: The Book Itself: Four Thoughts on the Enduring Value of the Printed Book”

Bookstores: a Celebration of Independent Booksellers
Reading List
Book Review
May 23, 2021
117

“Lovely coffee table picture book of independent bookstores from around the world. The writer/photographer spent a lot of time in several major cities – San Francisco, NYC, London, Paris, Vienna, and…”

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Reading List
Book Review
October 17, 2016
33

“I did not write a review for this book.”

EPUB 3 Best Practices
Reading List
Book Review
December 4, 2016
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

EPUB 3 Best Practices
Deane’s Library
Book
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Excerpts from "Casino Royale"
Personal Blog
Blog Post
November 17, 2009
902

“I just got done reading ‘Casino Royale’ for the third or fourth time. This is the original novel, from 1953. It was the first James Bond novel, written by Ian Fleming from his estate in Jamaica. There…”

The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
Reading List
Book Review
November 3, 2019
141

“This was written in 1994, just when the web and hypertext were showing up. The author is concerned about a diminishing ability of students to read long-form, static text. In addition to hypertext, he…”

The Gutenberg Revolution
Reading List
Book Review
April 30, 2017
90

“I love the subject but just couldn’t connect with the writing style. I found it confusing. Not an entirely bad book – it presents Gutenberg as a businessman (and not a very good one), and covers all…”

The Library Book
Reading List
Book Review
December 30, 2019
169

“I thought this was a novel. It’s not. But it’s wonderful. It’s the story of: The 1986 fire at the Los Angeles library and its subsequent investigation and aftermath The larger Los Angeles library…”

The Library Book
Deane’s Library
Book
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The Machines Are Workers, Not Tools
The Robots Are Coming
Blog Post
April 30, 2015
90

“From the introduction of Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. [This] is an era that will be defined by a fundamental shift in the relationship between…”

Manna
The Robots Are Coming
Blog Post
November 9, 2014
319

“Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future is a novel set sometime in the future with a protagonist living in Cary, North Carolina and working at a…”

A Non-Developer's Guide to Relational Databases
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An unfinished ebook explaining relational databases as simply as possible.

On the Interestingness and Usefulness of Books
Personal Blog
Blog Post
November 12, 2014
931

“I’m reading more now than at any time in my life. I set a 2014 goal of one book per week (52 in all), and as of the second week in November, I’m at 58. Additionally, I’ve been keeping track of my…”

Reading Shakespeare
Personal Blog
Blog Post
December 25, 2014
683

“My reading goal in 2014 was 52 books (one per week). I ended up reading 66 (and counting). My tentative goal for 2015 is to read all of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. I started early with The Merchant of…”

Rise of the Robots
The Robots Are Coming
Blog Post
January 25, 2016
323

“Martin Ford’s book, Rise of the Robots was on many ‘best of’ books for 2015, It’s a broad overview of the problems of automation and the potential…”

Where is your Iceland?
Personal Blog
Blog Post
December 6, 2014
506

“I just finished ‘Brave New World,’ a novel written in 1932 which describes the ‘perfection’ of society through science. Parallel to the advancement of science, ‘Brave New World’ deals in the…”

Why We Will Always Need Humans
The Robots Are Coming
Blog Post
July 25, 2015
352

“Here’s a phenomenal article adapted from an upcoming book: Humans Are Underrated . The article (and, presumably, the book) seeks an answer to this…”