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December 27th, 2010, 10:02 am

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December 27th, 2010, 1:21 pm

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Just finished: Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford

http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Class-Soulcr ... 993&sr=8-1

Really great stuff and very inspiring. I'd recommend it to any one who works.
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December 27th, 2010, 1:35 pm

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Just finished Gladwell's The Tipping Point, and Richard Dredge's The World's Worst Concept Cars (decent coffee table book for flipping through and getting inspiration of what not to do.)

Just started Paul Hawken's The Ecology of Commerce

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December 27th, 2010, 4:12 pm

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NURB wrote:Just finished: Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford

http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Class-Soulcr ... 993&sr=8-1

Really great stuff and very inspiring. I'd recommend it to any one who works.
Some of my friends and I passed around the audiobook not too long ago, got some good stuff in there for sure.

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December 28th, 2010, 11:15 am

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Just finished The Fountainhead by Rand. Overlong & overwrought, but satiating like a big meal on a cold nite

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December 28th, 2010, 1:28 pm

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I like to get as many of my books as first ed or with a really neat cover, and Ayn Rand is nearly impossible to find used. I read half of fountain head and moved and lost my copy. I love Gladwell.
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March 6th, 2011, 9:18 pm

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Been hitting the sci fi hard:

Machine of Death: A collection of stories about people who know how they will die, edited by Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki

Forever War by Joe Haldeman

Ender In Exile, Speaker for The Dead, and Xenocide all by Orson Scott Card (I read Ender's Game as a kid, but never any of the follow ups, halfway through Xenocide now)

Next up is Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges.... I read a lot when I travel, and I've been traveling a lot...

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March 7th, 2011, 2:59 pm

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I am currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

on the pile:

Evil Plans by Hugh McLeod
the book by Michael J Fox....can't remember the name of it and it is at home
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
a bunch of others...but can't think of them at the moment

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March 7th, 2011, 3:26 pm

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Been reading a lot lately.

In the last week or so:

Children's Hospital
Chris Adrian
Published by McSweeny's, so you know it's excellent. It's long though.

Beatrice and Virgil
Yann Martel
Guy who wrote Life of Pi. Interesting, a bit odd.

Fever Chart
Bill Clotter
Another one published by McSweeny's. Really good. Read all 305 pages in a day - hard to put down.

Now reading -

Motherless Brooklyn
Jonathan Lethem
Half way done. Good, modern type detective story.. will probably finish tonite.

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March 7th, 2011, 4:01 pm

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The Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith

The Tao of Wu by RZA
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March 9th, 2011, 1:21 pm

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ip_wirelessly wrote:I am currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
great one... "the book that launched a thousand companies". (It has some intimidating thickness however)

I just finished "the secret life of software objects." it was OK

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March 9th, 2011, 2:35 pm

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Echo the thoughts on Crawford's Shopclass, I read last year and found to be very thought provoking.

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March 11th, 2011, 1:08 pm

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Anyone have suggestions for some kick a$$ new Sci-Fi?

Examples of books that have caught my imagination:

Ender's Game
Red Mars, Blue Mars, Green Mars
Neuromancer
Pattern Recognition (probably on the top as one of the most Design Relevant fiction novels)
Diamond Age
Asimov (can you pick just one?)

The list is much bigger, but that gives you an idea of what captures me.

I tried reading Virnor Vinge's (sp?) Fire Upon the Deep but couldn't get more than 100 pages in. should I try again?

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March 11th, 2011, 1:47 pm

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ender's game is classic... plus I think they're finally making a movie of it soo. As a sci-fi buff, I'd recommend that one if you haven't read it yet

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March 11th, 2011, 1:57 pm

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I read all of On the Beach by Nevil Shute on the plane back from Portland. That book puts you in a very somber mood to say the least. :P

Also just finished Brave New World for the first time. Next up on the list is Animal Farm and A Clockwork Orange. Yes dystopian/post-apocolytic novels share a soft spot in my heart.
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