Archive for category Book Reviews
Last year I read 92 books, for a total of 34054 pages. That’s almost as many pages as there are words in a typical novel.
That’s primarily fiction, lots of SF and a little urban fantasy. There’s some non-fiction in there, diving physiology, cryptography and math, etc. That doesn’t count online reading, web pages, training materials, or papers or documents that I wrote.
Apparently I need to read less and write more.
Tomorrow, my untappd stats for 2013 😦
Here’s one from the Archives. This is a book review I wrote back in 1996. While the review itself is a little dated, the book itself has stood the test of time. It is still one of the best histories of the beginning of the Internet.
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon
The Internet has erupted onto the scene of mainstream consciousness in just a few short years. Numerous attempts to “explain” all this technology has lead to a plethora of books purporting to educate “everyman” about the innermost workings of this technology. Out of this morass of poorly-researched books (and entirely too few good ones) comes something more interesting: a technological history of the Internet’s direct ancestor. Read the rest of this entry »