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A propos of nothing in particular, this quote from Stoppard’s brilliant Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. After losing nearly a hundred coin tosses in a row to Rosencrantz, who bets Heads every time, Guildenstern suspects there’s something funky going on … Continue reading
I got a copy of “Learning from Strangers,” by Robert S. Weiss, after reading about it in Jeremy Handcock’s blog. It’s such a good book that I wanted to bang my head against a wall for not reading it before. … Continue reading
Last night, as I came back home from my convocation in Toronto, I found my free copies of Making Software waiting for me. The book looks great, and the list of contributors is (ahem!) fantastic. I’ll read it over the … Continue reading
I got some great news today: the book Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It, edited by Andy Oram and Greg Wilson, is now available. It includes a chapter I wrote on co-located vs. private-office work environments, … Continue reading
Another year is almost gone, so I’d like to share some recommendations of stuff I loved throughout 2009. Fiction Books I should mention I now try to post my thoughts on all the books I read at LibraryThing; feel free … Continue reading
I’ve just finished reading Mike Hulme’s Why We Disagree About Climate Change (update: you can listen to Hulme discuss some of the book’s topics here. Thanks Jon!) and felt I had to recommend it to anybody that is interested in … Continue reading