I just finished reading The Hidden Half: How the World Conceals its Secrets. It’s about the limits to, and complexity of, theories about causation. I was going to say that it was “postmodern”, but I think instead I will say that it’s “ultramodern”.
Some books I’m interested in: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Kindle Edition and What We Owe The Future: A Million-Year View. So much to read, so little time.
This via r/programming today: A non-standard book list for software developers:
- Euclid’s Elements
- Calculus, 4th edition (the article above references the 3rd edition, not sure why, also there is an answer book)
- Operating System Design: The Xinu Approach, Second Edition
- Lisp in Small Pieces
Also some bonus material mentioned: Calculus Revisited: Single Variable Calculus video lectures from the late MIT lecturer Herb Gross.
This dude Gareth Branwyn has a few interesting books.
A book I’d be interested in reading: Bleeding Edge: Why technology turns toxic in an unequal world.
Today I learned that Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming by Peter Norvig is now available on Github: Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming. It’s the sort of book you need to read carefully and I have never taken enough time to truly engage with its content. But I would like to. One day.
I think I’m gonna be interested in this one when it ships: Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.