Eat your heros
Books to read (from Listserve)
Somebody sent this list though the listserve. Have read and LOVED all the non bolded (in fact they all make my top 10 books list) so now very excited about the other two.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
George Orwell, 1984 and Animal Farm
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockinbird
Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dixon on PlatformsCandidates for next platforms after PCs, phones, and tablets:
- Virtual reality
- Internet of things
- Wearable computers
- Self-driving cars
- Mind control
- 3d printing
- Augmented Reality
- self-learning machines
- open data
This is a really fun list from Chris Dixon originally posted here: https://gist.github.com/cdixon/ddb59e9d6782c00ec040
The most charitable explanation is one offered by a Canadian I know with deep diplomatic expertise in the Middle East.
He posited that the government of Canada, lacking the raw power of Washington — which ensured that American citizens facing charges were quietly allowed to leave Egypt — has perhaps been conducting back-channel talks with the Egyptians, and has secured some sort of face-saving deal to free Fahmy once the uproar has died down.
The other possibility my diplomatic acquaintance suggested was less palatable: that Canada’s government, like the far-right American politicians who cheered as the Egyptian generals grabbed power, has concluded that military oppression is greatly preferable to any governance by Islamic fundamentalists, even elected ones, and the regime’s excesses are the price to be paid.
In 2012/2013 spent one year teaching in the Video Game department at the Art Institute.
There were many positive and many negative aspects to that experience, the details of which don’t need to be fleshed out here.
But I was able to see my ratings from the students at the end of each semester and believe they were extraordinarily high compared to the average.
More than a year later I’m still proud of this.