Weekly Roundup

My favorite links from this week:


Some books I recently finished:

  • The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. I liked it a lot. It reminds me a bit of the weirder medical cases from the TV show House (without the character development.) I had a hard time reading it from cover to cover, so I spread it out over many weeks.
  • The Russian Revolution by Alan Moorehad. An excellent read. It begins with a discussion of the ascension of Czar Nicholas and chronicles his family’s downfall and the rise of the Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, and the tale of the attempt at democracy in Russian towards the end of WW1.

I abandoned From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Steward Brand, The Whole Earth network, … because, as I should’ve gleamed from the title, the author took what promised to be an interesting subject and made it quite boring. Couldn’t even get halfway.