Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Book List

  • Moby Dick
    Herman Melville 2009.11.04

  • Don Quixote
    Cervantes Stopped at page 270 of 982

  • Frankenstein
    Mary Shelley 2009.08.21

  • Rise of the Creative Class
    Richard Florida 2009.05.31

  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded
    Thomas Friedman 2009.01.01

    1. I stopped reading any of Friedman's stuff after reading 'The World is Flat' -- what a bunch of drivel. What did you think about 'Hot, Flat, and Crowded'?

    2. I got the book for free at a CIO conference I attended. One of the speakers was referenced in the book, he was talking about how e.g. it costs more for electricity to operate a server over its lifetime than it actually costs to buy (factoring in data centre costs like air conditioning). Anyways I thought Friedman's premise was interesting (the impact of global warming and rising middle class), but he lost me on the rah-rah-USA stuff.