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IDoubtIt: Looks like we read one in common in the ...

2009-12-31T17:32:56.337-07:00

IDoubtIt: Looks like we read one in common in the same year (Kurtz, _The New Skepticism_), and a fair amount of overall overlap (e.g., Randi, Morrow, Lessig). How was _Idiot America_?

Hume's Ghost: I really enjoyed Searle's book. If you found the definitional stuff too dense, you might still have found value in skimming over it. The last three chapters also can stand mostly on their own.

John Mashey: Yes, indeed. I was doing some software testing earlier this year, which motivated me to pull that out of my unread stacks and read it. I enjoyed the Multics references, as well, since one of my earliest career choices was Multics developer.



Fred Brooks: Hopefully, you read the 1995 edition,...

2009-12-31T17:17:37.342-07:00

Fred Brooks: Hopefully, you read the 1995 edition, which has some fine retrospective comments. I urged Fred to do another one, ,but he really doesn't do this any more, sad to say.



I got about 10 pages into Construction of Social R...

2009-12-31T14:52:36.085-07:00

I got about 10 pages into Construction of Social Reality and could go no further. Too dense for me, althought I still rank Mind as high up on my list of books I want to read.



Inspiring. I keep a list of everything I've re...

2009-12-31T13:37:42.360-07:00

Inspiring. I keep a list of everything I've read since 1993. So, I did mine too.
http://idoubtit.wordpress.com/2009/12/31/reading-log-2009/