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The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
Douglas Adams
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Piloting Palm by Andrea Butter
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If you're planning to start a company to create a new mobile devices (including OS and apps) to compete head-to-head against Apple and Microsoft, this is the perfect book for you.

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* There's a crazy series of investments, acquisitions, and spinou
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Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter
"I've read a fair number of books, websites, and magazines about cooking over the years. Prior to this book, though, NONE of them discussed using 3D printing technology to create cookie cutters/molds for cookies in the shape of the Linux mascot. No..." Read more of this review »
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Cooking for Geeks by Jeff Potter
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This book is a great combination of two things: (1) assuming you are intelligent and (2) assuming you know absolutely nothing about cooking.

Which gives choice quotes like:

"We eat for two physiological reasons: to provide our bodies with food to break
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Adam Wiggins is now a fan of David Mitchell and Goodreads Author Guy Gavriel Kay
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Among Others by Jo Walton
Among Others
by Jo Walton (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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This one grew on me slowly.

It's a character study of a girl on the brink of adulthood, going to a boarding school she hates, surrounded by people she can't relate to. She buries herself in voracious reading of science fiction books. Oh, and she can s
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Onward by Howard Schultz
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I really enjoyed Schultz' first book (autobiography, really) about the history of Starbucks. But this one struck me as melodramatic and excessively self-serving. Didn't get past the first few chapters.
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All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior
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Guy Gavriel Kay
“Some writers later, describing the events of that night and day, wrote that Wan'yen of the Altai had seen a spirit-dragon of the river and become afraid. Writers do that sort of thing. They like dragons in their tales.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, River of Stars

Connie Willis
“You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call you man's best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by-”
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

Douglas Adams
“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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