Categorie: science

Sloppy Lifebox print, great read from Rudy Rucker

Annoying: page 237 through 240 are shuffled in my print of The Lifebox, lifeboxcoverthe Seashell and the Soul. Though not entirely surprising: the crumbly paper was a indicator for a sloppy edition. Maybe it is a collector’s item now. Mail me and you can have it.

I bought it about ten years ago, and recently reread Rudy Rucker’s The Lifebox, the Seashell and the Soul It is a very interesting book, although smelling odd here and there.   Lees verder “Sloppy Lifebox print, great read from Rudy Rucker”

Thrilling footnotes in Science History: Lovelace and Babbage illustrated

Sydney Padua wrote and drew the graphic novel / graphic documentary book The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage (see also here).lovelaceandbabbagemockup-e1427555729647

These type of wonderful books I am convinced will never be replaced by ebooks. Sydney Padua wrote a beautiful graphical novel or documentary (it’s actually a new type of book) about Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace Byron, the world’s first inventor respectively programmer of the computer.
Padua is an illustrator and documentalist, and has created a piece of art with this comic style documentary. Lees verder “Thrilling footnotes in Science History: Lovelace and Babbage illustrated”

Douglas Adams’ Salmon of Doubt on Beatles, Bach, Wodehouse, technology, Apple, atheism and hurling the chairs around.

 

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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams died young. Aged 49, in 2001.

But in his short life he wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Enough for a meaningful life.

The Salmon of Doubt bundles the unpublished work he left on his Mac when he died. Lees verder “Douglas Adams’ Salmon of Doubt on Beatles, Bach, Wodehouse, technology, Apple, atheism and hurling the chairs around.”