Comments on Angels and Demons

books,fiction I like most anything that has to do with history – even fictitious history. Add art and architecture, secret societies and a good conspiracy theory and you’ve got all the makings of a good story. This is the second time I’ve read Angles and Demons by Dan Brown and I must say I enjoyed […]

Content by Cory Doctorow

books,drm,copyright Cory Doctorow is a maverick thinker, an iconoclast’s iconoclast. If there is a person who symbolizes the way of marketing and selling his works in the on-line world, he’s it. He’s pretty consistent in attacking everyone’s model – TV, movies, music, and books, basically any model that uses digital rights management to limit electronic […]

iPhone App: eReader

iPhone,books,applications Several years ago, I used hp’s iPAQ PDAs and read books using the included Microsoft Reader. Using the Fictionwise.com web site, I had built up a fair bookshelf. As I have "converged" my life on the iPhone, a good ebook reader was high on my list of must haves. And now I do! The […]

Comments on The Assassin’s Accomplice by Kate Clifford Larson

books,civil war,lincoln assassination The Assassin’s Accomplice is an historical account of Mary Surratt’s involvement in the plot to murder Abraham Lincoln. As a result of her actions and a largely incompetent defense at the trial, she would become the first woman to be executed by the US Government. There was significant controversy surrounding her hanging […]

Tracy Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine

technology,books I was cleaning up the About page and came across Tracy Kidder’s name and the phrase “bag on the side.” The reference is to Kidder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Soul of a New Machine. It’s the story of Data General’s quest to build the Eagle. I have read this book several times since the […]