Archive for the ‘Book’ Category

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria


(The Atlantic) – James Somers:

Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them. …

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Burning Library of Alexandria


How to survive the age of distraction


(The Independent::Commentators) – Johann Hari:

Read a book with your laptop thrumming. It can feel like trying to read in the middle of a party where everyone is shouting …

Book Review: Sam Harris: The Moral Landscape


(NYTimes) – Kwame Anthony Appiah:

The Moral Landscape” aims to meet head-on a claim Sam Harris has often encountered when speaking out against religion: that the scientific worldview he favors has nothing to say on moral questions

Book Review: PostgreSQL 9.0 High Performance


(/. Books) – Gregory Smith takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building an efficient and responsive database using “the world’s most advanced open source database” …

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Trouble in Paradise


(Slate Magazine) – Johann Hari:

Why are Americans so credulous about heaven? …

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