What I am reading now

Tired, and unable to think of anything else for today’s post, I thought I would share what I have been reading over the past few weeks.

  • The Blank Slate — Stephen Pinker I read how the mind works last year and wanted more. It was fun, but whenever he wrote about things he didn’t know much about, there were problems.
  • Godel Escher Bach — Douglas Hofstadter The classic, it covers many concepts important in cs and elsewhere. I am taking my time to read it, because I want to go through the exercises in it and thoroughly grok it.
  • Bill of Wrongs — Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose Makes me feel that most dangerous of emotions, righteous indignation. Molly Ivins will be missed, is actually.
  • Tom Strong — Alan Moore one of the best comic writers creating a science hero who has adventures in styles that span the life of comics itself. Or something like that. Mostly, its fun.
  • Code Generation In Action — Jack Herrington
    I haven’t really learned anything new from this book, but that was more or less true of the Pragmatic Programmers Guide too. Reading about building code generation helps me to see when it might be useful and what its limitations are.
  • And that is a small selection of the dead tree media I have consumed recently. My internet meanderings will have to wait for another day.

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