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My colleague Ben Elliss responded to my last travel posting by saying “I’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…

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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…

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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