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…

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](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoo_City) by Lauren Beukes.** Picked up this South African sci-fi/crime noir…

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…

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…