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Weekend Reading

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I'm starting a new section called "Weekend Reading." And in celebration of this glorious new beginning, I'm writing it while in a car driving across central California heading back to the bay. The Verizon USB modem is good enough to keep me connected and productive. And yes, I'm in the passenger seat. 

I'm a big proponent of reading. A lot of times, my reading on the internet is sporadic and short, further perpetuating the idea that the internet (google) is making us stupid. Of course, ideally we could all balance our quick/surface-level reading with deep reading by picking up a book every so often. But the internet is tremendously valuable in giving access to an unprecedented amount of information. Hence, a weekend post of all the reading I find beneficial, interesting, and sometimes fascinating.This is coming a little late as the weekend is almost over, but better late than never.

  • Rolling Stone's interview with Steve Jobs… from 1994. It's a fascinating read that highlights the vision Jobs had 16 years ago and how some of it has already come into play, or seems to be in the near future. Also, his explanation of object oriented programming to a non-techy journalist is simply brilliant.
  • Jim Stogdill likens the iPad to the Prius. The automobile, after the advent of the catalytic converter became inaccessible to the tinkering of "lay people." The iPad, now may do the same for the computer. 
  • Quote of the Day. Obama responding to the birthers, who simply won't go away.

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Written by shindz

February 8, 2010 at 1:33 am

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