Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

January 30, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 5:02 PM

Just got back from a team lunch at a nice restaurant in Zichron. We have a pretty diverse team, and it was interesting to hear different views on a variety of (geeky) subjects. Now back to studying…

(In other news, Neil Gershenfeld‘s The Physics of Information Technology has arrived and will be picked up from the post office tomorrow. If you hear that amazon’s profits are way up this quarter, you now know who to blame.)

5 Comments »

  1. interesting
    Man! You always find the right kind of books?
    Whats your book selection criteria?

    Comment by jnagal — January 31, 2005 @ 10:53 AM | Reply

    • Re: interesting
      Nothing too specific, but
      – it has to be interesting (duh)
      – the author should be someone who is known in the field, or at least appear interesting
      – it should be aesthetically pleasing (seriously…)
      – definite advantage to timeless classics, or just classics
      That’s it, I think. You can see my amazon.com wishlist or books page for lists of books I found interesting.

      Comment by mulix — January 31, 2005 @ 11:07 AM | Reply

      • Re: interesting
        Hey,
        Thats a great list, I have bought some of them in the
        recent past, Latest being Bentley’s Programming Pearls
        and Abbott’s Flatland. Fantastic both of them.

        Comment by jnagal — January 31, 2005 @ 11:13 AM

      • Re: interesting
        I bought a couple off the list last night, Hardy’s A Course of Pure Mathematics and Waller’s The Commandos (I have this special forces fetish…). Can’t wait for them to get here.
        I’ll get Flatland soon. I read Programming Pearls once, so it’s more of an “I’d like to have this classic” then “I can’t wait to read this” sort of thing.

        Comment by mulix — February 1, 2005 @ 7:21 AM

    • Re: interesting
      Also forgot to mention, I picked it up this morning, and it appears
      (a) way over my head
      (b) most interesting
      Sadly, those two usually go together.

      Comment by mulix — January 31, 2005 @ 11:08 AM | Reply


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