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Re: What are you reading?

Postby yo » November 23rd, 2016, 1:28 pm

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great book, I've read that one as well. I love a good Vonnegut read. ironically a lot of futurists are again predicting this issue.

Re: What are you reading?

Postby Mr-914 » November 23rd, 2016, 1:40 pm

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I think the engineers can be automated too, imho.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Tinguen » December 21st, 2016, 5:46 am


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Well. I don’t like reading books. I just like to read a small article or a short story. I don’t have much patience to read long stories. I had undergone a physiotherapy procedure in Toronto due to severe leg pain. So I am currently researching about the secret of a healthy leg. And I found a few interesting articles. One among them is:
http://www.physiomobility.com/blog/the- ... hier-legs/

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Postby Mr-914 » January 16th, 2017, 11:19 am

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I finished the Innovator's Dilemma. Highly recommend it. Gives a lot of business ammunition to design arguments.

Now, I'm half way through "The Shock of the Old". I would avoid the book and just read a review of it. It's central argument is interesting: instead of looking at innovation as a chronological series of events, look at the use in time and space. However, the book feels repetitive and lacks the kind of insights about old technology being used today that I was hoping it was going to contain.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby Ross McCoy » January 16th, 2017, 1:47 pm

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Just curious here. How many books per year are you reading?

Re: What are you reading?

Postby KenoLeon » January 16th, 2017, 4:29 pm

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Most of what I read is research papers and academic books that need to be annotated and reviewed, they are also written mostly in tiny letters and scientific notation, so I trudge, I normally mark my progress and usually average about 10-30 pages/day , So about a month per academic book + about a paperback of less serious stuff per week and about 4-6 instructional books per year + maybe a couple hundred research and white papers and countless articles, so about 50 -60 books is my best guess, but the bulk of reading has moved online though.

Currently reading:

- Re-reading: Don Normans "The design of everyday Things"
- Main research book: Rhythms of the brain (Buzsáki)
- Secondary research book: A.I. a modern approach.(Russell)
- I also have a paper from hell something like 100 pages about how the hippocampus works.

Just finished The Secrets of Happy Families, highly recommended and Leviathan ( a graphic novel).
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Postby Mr-914 » January 18th, 2017, 12:08 pm

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I would say about 6 books / year. I read way too many blogs (and C77 forum posts) to read more books.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby slippyfish » January 18th, 2017, 4:00 pm

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I like reading, feel depressed if I can't look forward to a few pages (or more) at night before retiring. Probably 12-20 per year. If you add in children's books I read about 700 a year.

Just finished:
Less Than Zero
Matterhorn (brutal novel about Vietnam war)

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Martian Chronicles
Tropic of Cancer
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby yo » January 18th, 2017, 4:51 pm

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I'm the same. I probably read about 12 books a year bit by bit before I go to sleep. All SciFi novels.

On top of that I might read a couple of business type books here and there. At least the first and last chapters :-)

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Postby Mr-914 » January 19th, 2017, 7:54 am

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If we are counting children's books, my son and I just started Scooby-Doo Teams Up issues 1 and 2. I have fond memories of Scooby-Doo and the Batman TV series, and the comic book is giving me a few inside jokes to keep me entertained. Meanwhile, my son just loves Batman, so he is loving it.
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Re: What are you reading?

Postby studiomkllc » January 19th, 2017, 11:14 am


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Just read "Kill em and Leave" great short read on James Brown. Beautifully written. Just started "Wind, Sand and Stars" by Saint-Exupery. Old book about his time flying mail from France to north Africa. Im a sucker for adventure books

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+1 for Wind, Sand, and Stars. Wish I knew enough French to read it in the original text. All of those St-Ex short stories are good, compiled in 'Airman's Odyssey'. He has a way of making strong, clear statements about the goodness in life, having courage to do dangerous work, and creating bonds between people.
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Postby studiomkllc » January 19th, 2017, 1:14 pm


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Oh good to know, will check out his other work. I too wish i could have read it in the original French, really beautiful writing. Have you ever read Beryl Markham or Roald Dahls book when he was in the RAF? Both fantastic

Re: What are you reading?

Postby slippyfish » January 23rd, 2017, 12:33 pm

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Roald Dahl is a perennial favorite, will definitely look into that, thanks.
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Postby studiomkllc » January 23rd, 2017, 4:23 pm


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Short read, but super interesting

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