Recent Reading

FWIW, some thoughts from the latest batch of reading: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick Set in a decaying Californian…

End of Summer Reading

Summer has come and gone, but it didn’t leave without a few good reads. I’d just like to share some books; you might find them a worthy consolation for the departed sun. Zoo City by Lauren Beukes. Picked up this South African sci-fi/crime noir thanks…

Kindle-Powered Summer Reading

This is a short post, but just wanted to share a few good reads picked up this summer and why I’m enjoying them on the Kindle. Why the Kindle rocks The Kindle, which I’ve been using heavily since January, has definitely help speed up reading,…

Filter Failure

Clay Shirky suggests that there’s no such thing as information overload, only filter failure. This is a very modern response to an older question. Futurist Alvin Toffler warned us about information overload, popularizing the phrase. It’s an extension of the idea of sensory overload, the…

Read/Writing

Reading a book should be a conversation between you and the author. Presumably he knows more about the subject than you do; if not, you probably should not be bothering with his book. But understanding is a two-way operation; the learner has to question himself…