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What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
Gleick wrote his own IT-related experiences and overgeneralized them as shared societal behaviors (30 essays of them). His arguments are weak, and his ...more
Apr 2005
Aug 05, 2007
The West Wing Script Book
Gift from my friend Raymond and Evie. Contains eight episode from Season 1 and 2 --Pilot (Season 1) and In The Shadow of Two Gunmen (2 parts, Season 2 ...more
Mar 2004
Jul 30, 2007
That bases --four genetic alphabets contained in all lifeforms-- make up various proteins combo within each chromosomes and expressed themselves as di ...more
Jun 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul
There is no such thing as homunculus --little man inside our brain controlling our behaviors-- and human soul is nothing like we mystically think it i ...more
Mar 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Broken Music
The search for meaning of life from being eight to making The Police. Weaving life into words is no troublt --fluent even-- to a prominent lyrics writ ...more
Mar 2004
Jul 31, 2007
Grandpa's Angel
A grandfather, on his deathbed, is telling his grandson a story of his guardian angel. When he passed away, his guardian angel then guards the grand s ...more
Aug 2006
Aug 01, 2007
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
Supposing that religious (reasoning) ignorance continues it will naturally dies and scientific (reasoning) will prevail. The book is aggressively writ ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Helloween tells of Jerry's obsession with candy as a boy. Originally, the story was his comic sketch --this is indeed Seinfeld the comedian. However, ...more
Feb 1999
Aug 01, 2007
The Assault on Reason
printing word technology facilitate two-way communication thus encourage strong democracy. On the contrary one-way communication --radio and televisio ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 30, 2007
The American Sign Language Phrase Book
I read when writing my undergrad thesis. Fant reveals that sign language isn't word-for-word version of any of its oral counterparts. Best damn ASL bo ...more
Jan 1999
Aug 02, 2007
Not a Box
A child rabbit plays with a box, only to him (or her, it's not really clear) it's not a box: it's a race car, a robot, a building on fire --everything ...more
May 2007
Aug 01, 2007
Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
The book is history-packed and fast-moving, but after reading The Da Vinci Code, its ending is pretty much predictable. Still, the ambigram designs ar ...more
Aug 2005
Jul 30, 2007
The Gift of Nothing
Mooch wants to give Earl a gift, but he what to give to someone who has everything --nothing, of course. So Mooch looks for nothing and gives it to Ea ...more
Mar 2007
Jul 31, 2007
Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity
I'm on chapter 2 (Piracy). There's a lot we don't know about piracy. It turns out many times when I thought I was pirating something, I WASN'T! :-)
May 14, 2008
Dec 30, 2007
A mother wrote a letter to her daughter. Surprising ending awaits reader. As soon as the next 'ka-ching' on my bank account, I'm buying this book.
Sep 2007
Sep 05, 2007
The OK Book
A child --flipped the letters OK 90 degrees clockwise-- says he's an ok climber, ok skater, ok dancer, etc. But soon, he will be a great person.
Jun 2007
Aug 01, 2007
Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human
Behaviors --further, personalities-- are predisposed genetically and switched on (or off) by appropriate environment within critical TIME.
Sep 2004
Jul 30, 2007
The Secret Power of Beauty: First Edition
Although Armstrong's arguments are supported by numerous psychological research, its approach is too philosophical for me.
May 2006
Jul 30, 2007
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
The story is fast-moving and history-packed. The riddles are engaging. The occult nature of the story is nothing new, though.
May 2005
Jul 30, 2007
HarperCollins Treasury of Picture Book Classics: A Child's First Collection
12 classic picture book in one --from 1930s to 1990s-- complete with parental guide. My favorite is George Shrinks.
Feb 2007
Aug 01, 2007
Secrets of the Code
The occult in the story is indeed old news and that Dan Brown probably genuinely believes the fiction he wrote.
Feb 2006
Jul 30, 2007
How to Be Good
The main characters is ambiguously put between the line of good and nasty (if not evil) --fresh approach for a fiction.
Jul 2004
Jul 30, 2007
The Genius Engine: Where Memory, Reason, Passion, Violence, and Creativity Intersect in the Human Brain
Prefrontal Cortex (PFC) is dominating these functions --memory, reason, passion, violence, creativity.
Jul 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Lady in the Water: A Bedtime Story
Prologue to the movie, written by Shyamalan himself. Written and illustrated both beautifully and poetically.
Sep 2006
Aug 01, 2007
Art is making is art, impulsively, unstoppable, uninhibited!
Jun 2007
Jul 31, 2007
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
I'm on introduction and already loving it. I'll all later.
not set
Sep 09, 2007
The Ancestor's Tale
not set
Jul 30, 2007
How the Mind Works
Dec 2007
May 14, 2008
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Aug 2008
Dec 20, 2008
Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy and the New Science of Desire
not set
Dec 27, 2008