I’m for sale. Or rather this blog is.Read More Here's an odd thought
I’m just testing a feature of the Amazon Associates program. vs. vs. How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday LifeRead More This is a test… please ignore
My colleague Ben Elliss responded to my last travel posting by saying “Iâ€™m looking forward to reading your upcoming posts about beautiful Slough, Geoff”. So what should I say? I’m staying at a hotel about a mile and a half from the office, and the weather’s been nice, so yesterday and today I left the…Read More "Beautiful Slough"
Amazon Associates just released a blog widget that provides access to the samples for their inventory of MP3 music. I thought I’d use it to show you some of the music I’ve been adding to my collection. One track per album: Amazon.com Widgets Click the play button to get things started; then you can browse…Read More By way of an experiment… Recent music
Assuming no last-minute hitches, 31 hours from now I’ll be heading off around the world. It’s not quite the longest trip I’ve ever taken, but who’s counting? Seattle to Beijing (via San Francisco) on Sunday; then Beijing to Hyderabad (via Singapore) the following Friday; then a mere hop down to Bangalore on Tuesday 17th; then…Read More Just-in-time travel planning
2:45am alarm. 3:35am bus. 6:00am flight, SEA-SFO. And then a week in California: two days visiting Amazon operations, Saturday and Sunday seeing friends and family, and then four days at Stanford. And I’ve got a Kindle-full of free science fiction to read, and an iPhone full of Radiohead to listen to. What more could I…Read More 2:45am alarm
If you want to know what we’re doing here at Amazon in the area of web services – and why! – check out this interview by Scoble with Jeff Barr:Read More Amazon Web Services, via Scoble
Search Amazon.com for “19-0”, and you’ll see two books:Read More Jumping the gun….
What do you do when a book comes out that attracts all sorts of bad reviews, and it sounds really bad, and the author comes across as an obnoxious jerk, and the last thing you want to do is to buy the book and help to turn it into a best-seller, but nevertheless you have…Read More How to review really bad books, like Jonah Goldberg's
From the review in American Scientist Online of Margaret A. Boden’s Mind as Machine: A History of Cognitive Science: It is fortunate that Mind as Machine is highly readable, particularly because it contains 1,452 pages of text, divided into two very large volumes. Because the references and indices (which fill an additional 179 pages) are…Read More If ever a book needed a Kindle edition, this is it