Category Archives: BookThing

Book Thing #40: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

This month’s BookThing, Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely, gives us a look into decision making. From Amazon.com: Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a … Continue reading

Posted in BookThing | 1 Comment

Book Thing #39: What the Dormouse Said by John Markoff

This month’s BookThing takes us back into the early history of modern computing with What the Dormouse Said by John Markoff. From Amazon.com: Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoff’s landmark book is … Continue reading

Posted in BookThing | Leave a comment

Book Thing #38: Cyberbooks by Ben Bova

We’re going fictional again with this Month’s BookThing: Cyberbooks by Ben Bova. From Amazon.com: Computer genius Carl Lewis has invented the “Cyberbook”, an electronic device that instantly and inexpensively brings the written word to the masses. But not everyone warms … Continue reading

Posted in BookThing | Leave a comment

Book Thing #37: Information Doesn’t Want to be Free by Cory Doctorow

This Month’s BookThing is Information Doesn’t Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow. From Amazon.com: In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow’s Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and … Continue reading

Posted in BookThing | 1 Comment

Book Thing #36: Inner Navigation by Erik Jonsson

This Month’s BookThing we’re opening the Commission’s year-long focus on User Experience (UX) with Erik Jonsson’s Inner Navigation: Why We Get Lost and How We Find Our Way. From Booklist: No matter how detailed a map may be, it omits … Continue reading

Posted in BookThing | Leave a comment