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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Fun Reading for Geeks
Like most folks that got into computers early, I played quite a few games over the years. Games were never my primary interest (information management was). But I can remember spending hours after work playing on the company's computers the simple text games or graphical games (very few of those) in the early 1970s. One I especially remember was Lunar Lander. I just stumbled across a new website called 50 Years of Text Games that is just plain fun reading for those that played those early games. Recommended.
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Another Peggy Noonan Gem
Recommended reading. Republicans in a Nation Needing Repair.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
I recently read Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling. If you have never seen one of Rosling's TED presentations of world stats, you ought to go watch one. They are entertaining and enlightening. This book is also. Highly recommended.
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Who to Read?
It's hard to get thoughtful, unbiased coverage of what's going on in our federal government these days. The "mainstream media" is generally liberal. But I want to read a conservative, Republican viewpoint from a writer who works to present a balanced, objective story. If you're like me, try reading Peggy Noonan. She was Reagan's top speech writer and continues to provide thoughtful opinions about government.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
I like Orson Scott Card's books and his web site. He also says things that I consider eminently quotable, such as:
"… you can't go broke underestimating the taste of the American people."
--Orson Scott Card, here
"After all, we rarely understand our own motivations, and so, even when we write down what we honestly believe to be our reasons for making the choices we make, our explanation is likely to be wrong or partly wrong or at least incomplete."
--Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Hegemon
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