Recommendation Triptych: Rise of the Machines

Books reviewed: The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil (2006) The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee (2014) The Economic Singularity: Artificial...

Recommendation Triptych: America in the 1920s

This time I’ve got three books that I recommend reading in a specific order, from broad-spectrum overview to a discrete, specific event that happened in the summer of 1927. I think reading these books in that order, one after another, gives a very nuanced perspective...

Book Review: Common as Air

Common as Air by Lewis Hyde (2010). Quote: “Simply put, my project has been to enlarge the set of stories that might usefully guide our thinking about the ownership of art and ideas.” (p. 214) Short form: This is not a legal treatise on copyright law. It...

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