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Book cover for Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Here’s the rule: If you can’t make something self-evident, you at least need to make it self-explanatory.
Niels Bohr
“We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.

[About describing atomic models in the language of classical physics:]”
Niels Bohr

Niels Bohr
“Physics is not about how the world is, it is about what we can say about the world”
Niels Bohr

William Faulkner
“I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't, and then tries the short story, which is the most demanding form after poetry. And, failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.”
William Faulkner

Tim Weiner
“For sixty years tens of thousands of clandestine service officers have gathered only the barest threads of truly important intelligence—and that is the CIA’s deepest secret.”
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

Mark Twain
“Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”
Mark Twain

44497 The Pale King — 84 members — last activity Sep 04, 2011 08:00PM
Discussions about David Foster Wallace's posthumous release, The Pale King. ...more
54143 DFW - The Broom of the System (group read) — 22 members — last activity Dec 26, 2011 03:08PM
We will be reading David Foster Wallace's "The Broom of the System," starting October 1, 2011. Here's the reading schedule: https://docs.google.com/sp ...more
8463 David Foster Wallace — 297 members — last activity Oct 15, 2016 07:21PM
A group for the amazing work of David Foster Wallace, now deceased. RIP 1962-2008 Feel free to add his books to the bookshelf for the group.
19703 Infinite Summer — 308 members — last activity Jun 21, 2019 03:36PM
For all those planning to read Infinite Jest this summer starting June 21. Support, encouragement and gentle pushes welcome.
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A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
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