This evening Rachel, my seven year old, picked out one of the picture books I purchased this past December when her sister and I had a chance to visit Farmington, Maine. We found this particular book (Moose Power: Muskeg Saves the Day) at Mooseville, which is a great website and store in Farmington started by a young web entrepreneur.
On the recommendation of Bob Sprankle, I’ve been listening to Kevin Kelly’s amazing book, “What Technology Wants” this past week. This book far beyond what I expected and I am loving it. I am particularly enjoying the opportunity to listen to it on my iPad with the Audible application. I love how I can readily rewind thirty seconds to hear a passage again, and take “notes” as bookmarks while I listen.
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) is not only an inspiring and fascinating person, he’s also one of the most important entrepreneurs of our times who is combining technology with hard work and engineering smarts to solve some extremely challenging problems we face as a human race. Today I finished listening to the biography of Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance (@valleyhack) titled, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.” I highly recommend this book, and in this post I’ll share a few reflections on some things I learned by listening to it via Audible.com. I’ll also share some additional articles and videos you should check out if you want to learn more about Elon, his past as well as his present work.
“Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door” by Brian Krebs (@briankrebs) is an eye opening dive into the world of Internet spam, pharmaceutical drugs sold online, cyberattacks, malware, the dark web, and corruption within the Russian justice system. It should be required reading (or listening) for anyone working in or interested in the field of information technology today. Here’s my review, which I’m also cross-posting to GoodReads and Amazon. This is the first in a series of book reviews I’m sharing over the Christmas holidays this year.