So I’m in the middle of my Ph.D candidacy right now. Sorry, the lack of posts is not for lack of trying! Anyway…Books books books. Everyone likes books, right? Durn kids and their vidyagames and iTablets. Next thing you know they’ll want some robots to play with. Speaking of that,[…]
I’ve been on somewhat of a reading binge recently. I enjoy finding common themes and connections between books that I read, so I present to you some of those thoughts. I dislike trying to pin down an exact rating, so let’s go with deserves a read or missed the mark.
I’ve recently been reading Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Feynman! It’s a fantastic book, go read it now. It shows one of the greatest modern scientists, totally humanized in a down-to-earth, funny as all hell biography told through a series of anecdotes and stories from the man himself. Going[…]
We don’t like checklists. They can be painstaking. They’re not much fun. But I don’t think the issue here is mere laziness. There’s something deeper, more visceral going on when people walk away not only from saving lives but from making money. It somehow feels beneath us to use a[…]