Archive for January, 2006

Philip Greenspun on Investing

Monday, January 30th, 2006

I love reading this guy. Even if you completely disagree with him — hard to do — you have to love the way he writes. Here’s one great example. Worth 10 minutes of your time, surely.

Philip Greenspun on Investing.

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Isaac Asimov

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

I’m blown away by the greatness of this short story I just read last night for the first time.

Asimov continues to impress– even years after reading his science books as a boy.

via reddit

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Book Blogging

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Tim‘s got a few buds all fired up on book blogging, and has set up a new blog to track book recommendations he makes and to test a concept of funding the blog.

He’s got a 7 star rating system for books, and a short review section. I kind of like the brevity of the entries he’s posted so far, since they read fast and I can see what Tim’s reading (or at least recommending) right now.

Some things I’d like to see:

  • graphical stars, showing rating and max (a la Netflix)
  • tags by genre and maybe author (for sorting the recommendations)
  • a voting method (where others can add their quick vote, like Amazon)

Tim asked if I’d seen some other book blogs, and I haven’t, although I love to read Literary Moose‘s reviews of books.

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