Results for tag: reading

Essays that became books.

One of the best ways to find good things to read is to look for the essays that were so good that they eventually became books.

An interesting list of essays that eventually became books, with links to both. I've read a few and, honestly, the essay is usually fine. Non-fiction books have a tendency to add filler in order to hit a minimum page count.

Linked on the 7th of August, 2022 Details

A Novelist Invented a Fake Startup, investors want to fund it.

Not The Onion:

When Tahmima Anam set out to write her popular new novel The Startup Wife, she created a world for its characters to live in, including a secretive incubator called Utopia and the fictional startups it helped launch, complete with website. One of those fake companies has captured the imagination of VCs and other investors who don't know it's a fake -- and are interested in funding it.
Linked on the 27th of February, 2022 Details

What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?

The New York Times takes a peek at background celebrity bookshelves as they get interviewed from home.

Linked on the 1st of May, 2020 Details

How William Gibson keeps his science fiction real.

a Gibsonian apocalypse: the end of the world is already here; it’s just not very evenly distributed.

Brilliant interview with William Gibson.

Linked on the 17th of December, 2019 Details

Appholes and Contracts.

Fantastic article by Craig Mod on the implicit contracts we enter into when giving our attention to digital media. He refers to this as a lack of edges which is the best description I've seen of the issue to date. Read it.

Linked on the 14th of October, 2019 Details

The Invisible City Beneath Paris.

Great article on the Paris catacombs and the "cataphiles" that map and explore them. It's excerpted from a book which I'm definitely adding to my reading pile.

Linked on the 4th of July, 2019 Details