Saturday, July 2, 2011
Daily Thoughts 7/2/2011
I have been reading more of How The Hippies Saved Physics. The book cites many popular science titles like The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav, and The Tao of Physics by Fritzjof Capra. Popular physics titles often popularize ideas that are on the fringes of science.
In a more modern sense Michio Kaku writes popular science books which include many new ideas from science. Also Stephen Hawking writes some excellent popular science titles. These kind of titles bring new ideas to the majority often without the filter of the scientific community.
I enjoy reading these kinds of titles. There many references to books that I would like to read in How the Hippies Saved Physics. For example, I placed the book, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn on hold.
I read a little bit from the book On Strategy. The first article from the Harvard Business Review is What Is Strategy by Michael Porter who has written extensively on the concept of competitive intelligence.
Council, Bloomberg Keep New York City Library Funding Nearly Flat
Cory Doctorow-- No Endorsement --An article on 3D printed objects.
This points the way to some very interesting ideas. I can see the book changing to include print on demand objects like metal bookmarks, clasps for hardcovers, and other book related objects.