News for the ‘books’ Category

Pirating Takes on Books

First was music, then Movies. Now it’s Books.

This article illustrates how students are ‘taking advantage’ of the technology to circumvent textbook publisher greed. Technology finds a way, right?

Once 3D printing becomes more prominent, things will really change.

Posted: September 18th, 2014
Categories: books, computers, school, tech
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Little Einstein

Elyce found this book in my office today. After I saw her eyeing it, I told her I’d give her $100 Cash if she read it in its entirety – it weighs in at 528 pages.

As of tonight, she’s on page 6.

Posted: March 30th, 2012
Categories: books, kids
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Definitely a Philographic Find

Posted: January 14th, 2012
Categories: books, history
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Scumbag Steve

Below is the excerpt from the new biography (published today – I’m reading it on my Android Tablet) of Steve Jobs – the iconic co-founder of Apple. It briefly explains his turn on Christianity as a youth …

One documented reason he went into over 40 interviews with the author prior to his death in August was so his children would understand why he wasn’t there for them. Sad, really.

But to the point of his move from Christianity to Buddhism …

The catalyst was his realization that this God let this happen to these children; yet, he grew his immense fortune from the child-workers in China (noted, as many tech companies do nowadays) with terrible conditions and labor practices – and never outwardly made a difference his youthful self was so disgusted by.

As iconic as his followers believe him to be, his humanistic legacy is quite pathetic. Once his shiny gadgets fade into obsolescence, I would only hope those that have built his current pedestal will see through the iEuphoria and understand that he ultimately failed with the tremendous opportunity he had to truly to Think Different for humanity.

the magazine cover that shook young Steve Jobs in 1968

Posted: October 24th, 2011
Categories: books, tech
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Elyce the Editor

Today, while Christmas shopping with Elyce, we happened into a local Barnes and Nobles bookstore. A book about MLK Jr caught her eye, and I bought it in addition to the books we were ‘gifting’.

While shopping, she’s reading. By the time we get home, she’s about 4 chapters in. Previewing what it would take to complete the book, she peruses the chapters ahead and notices that there are two Chapter Elevens (no chapter twelve). I told her she should write the author to point this out. She did.

As a dad, I’m just going to say very proudly that that is cool.

Posted: December 19th, 2010
Categories: books, kids
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