Sunday, March 8, 2015

Daily Thoughts 03/08/2015

Daily Thoughts 03/08/2015

I finished reading The Second Machine Age Work, Progress, and Prosperity In a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.  The beginning sentence on P. 250 sums up the endpoint which many people aspire to with information technology, "It's one of humanity's most ancient fantasies that someday we can all have our material needs fulfilled without drudgery, freeing us to pursue our true interests, ambitions, or passions."  This book describes many of the recent pitfalls on the way to achieving this endpoint.  It is a very useful book if you want to understand the near future of digital technology.

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.

I also watched the movie of The Mazerunner which is also a young adult science fiction novel.

I started reading Messages The Communication Skills Book, 3rd Edition by Matthew McKay Ph.D., Martha Davis, Ph.D, and Patrick Fanning.

Web Bits

Prepare For the End of College: Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Revealed: Elon Musk's Plan to Build a Space Internet

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