Aristotle depicted by Raphael, holding his Ethics: detail from the Vatican fresco The School of Athens, 1510 – 1511
Daily Thoughts 7/4/2011
I relaxed yesterday. Today I finished reading How Hippies Saved Physics. It was an enjoyable, but odd book. The last few chapters I read were about experiments in quantum physics and faster than light communication as well as a bit on quantum cryptography which supposedly makes messages undecipherable without special codes. There is an end chapter about how counterculture affects science. David Kaiser reminds us that the computer revolution was at least partially fueled by the Whole Earth Catalog.
I started reading the second article in On Strategy. It is The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy, another article by Michael Porter who write extensively on competitition.
I spent quite a bit of time reading this weekend.
Publishers and the Internet A Changing Role
Radical Changes: As We Reinvent Ourselves, are We Losing Our Leaders? by Margaret Tice