Reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport.
On January 1, 2020, works from 1924 will enter the US public domain, where they will be free for all to use and build upon, without permission or fee.
Partial list is here.
To find more material from 1924, … the rest “Public Domain Day 2020”
I’ve realized that I’m as much a collector of book lists as I am a reader of actual books. If reading a book represents a kinetic transfer of information, a book list represents a glowing container of mind expanding potential.
That’s why I get such a rush when I walk into a library. A giant physical book list buzzing with energy that wants to be released.
So anyway, here’s that list I mentioned previously. Release some biblions™ into your brain!
…before biblions, I had bookions, and booktrons and it just got worse from there.
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power, Shoshana Zuboff
The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, William Dalrymple
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of
I’m really enjoying The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu on my brother David’s recommendation. I can tell I’m losing something of the author’s flow due to the translation, but it’s still intriguing.
Good interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates in NYMag Intelligencer. Asked about his doubts on the possibility of ending racism in our country he replied. “What I’m trying to say is, people who are actually out there doing the work, I understand why they need to believe.”
Of appeal to a niche audience at this point. I’m in that niche.
Many of the performers mentioned in this book were still alive when … the rest “Goin’ to Kansas City”
On Goodreads this book seems to have elicited a somewhat ambivalent response in a number of readers, a common criticism … the rest “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency”
The idea of privacy is intrinsic to the jardin secret. Possession, ownership and intimacy may all come into it, and it may be erotic, but not necessarily. Implicit in the jardin secret is that small personal histories need not be shared; that human experience and imagination are sometimes a matter of private intentions, actions, or rewards; and that social exchange and shared experience may also depend on having this deep well of privacy.
A great book for novices but worth the read for aficionados as well. I enjoy discovering what others find interesting about the things I love.
Gioia’s … the rest “How to Listen to Jazz”
Wonderful. Stories with ideas you don’t just consider for a moment, but return to again and again.
What if you could remember your future? What … the rest “Stories of Your Life and Others”
Archiving the memories of a society that has decided real human experience is too dangerous is an interesting concept. I understand this is a book for younger folks but … the rest “The Giver”