Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Reading, UK

Some days I am thinking I am not reading enough and should get out and shop for some english book. On other days I am thinking I should organise myself better and not read so much at the same time. I am really reading a lot, but not what I used to read. I have read some of Nick Hornbys books and liked them, I read Glue and Porno by Irvine Welsh, but I have read the last book of that kind over a year ago. Coincing with my LISP obsession I started reading more “scientific” books/papers. At the moment I am reading

  • “Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style?”, John Backus - Paper
  • “Connection Machine Lisp: Fine-Grained Parallel Symbolic Processing”, Guy L. Steele Jr., W. Daniel Hills - Paper
  • “Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman“, Richard P. Feynman - Book
  • “Metamagicum”, Douglas R. Hofstadter - Book (German)

And there are more books & papers in the queue. But I read a lot onscreen aswell, news, blogs, etc. I consider it quite a lot and fear I might loose track somewhere and not grok a paper, loosing time to reread it, if I do it at all.

A another problem is that those books collide with the “required” reading for university, scripts and such.

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