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Books as Furniture

A record of where time has been lost, spent, or restructured. 

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Black Fire: The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco
Robert Graysmith
Designing Networks and Services for the Cloud: Delivering business-grade cloud applications and services (Networking Technology)
Huseni Saboowala, Muhammad Abid, Sudhir Modali
Write Good or Die
Scott Nicholson
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
Francine Prose

Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World

Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World (Audio) - Christopher Steiner, Walter Dixon How can the discussion of algorithms be made interesting to the masses? Of course, one way is to talk about how algorithms affect finances. And sports. And health. There seemed to be so much left unsaid and only hinted at. I wanted more than recursions into Wall Street and biographical snippets of the uses and creators of algorithms. I wanted more discussion on non-financial applications. For what it is, this book is interesting and believable. It whetted my appetite but never really satisfied. That may be because of my technical background, which won't be the case of all readers.