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Here are the connectives, listed in chronological order of publication.
- Once current reading
- Comments on current reading at irregular times in the past. More...
- Thus Strunk the Prophet (December 2000)
- Where do you turn for help when writing gets difficult? To a book of course,
but which book? Strunk and White's Elements of Style is among the best known
of hundreds of books about English writing and English language, but not
necessarily because it's the most useful to a reluctant writer. Steven Pinker,
a cognitive scientist, and Thomas McCormack, an editor of fiction, offer
deeper information about how writing works. Gary and Glynis Hoffman's Adios
Strunk and White is a handbook of writing for the 2000s. More...
- Tall Tales and Beautiful Books (November 2000)
- Many booklovers seem to find the very idea of "electronic books"
repellent, almost as if the fact that current technology for books on paper
beats current technology for books in the ether means that current technology
is the best that can be done. Will the end of the age of print mean the
end of the pleasure of reading? I don't know, but I can guess what some
booklovers from earlier times might have thought. More...
- Books for a desert island (November 99)
- In a few years, the question "if you knew you were going to be marooned
on a desert island for the rest of your life, what 1-, 3-, 5-, pick-your-own-ridiculously-small-number
of books would you take with you?" will make no sense. More...
- Many Minds; What Work? (September 99)
- Two traditions of mind working are alive in the software industry. Neither
fits very well with the perceived needs of market-driven corporations, especially
when corporations try to turn both into something different. More...
- Values and Viewpoints (August 99)
- Many-thinks, not just groupthink; personal change, not just personal growth;
development, not just progress… Spiral Dynamics,
by Don Beck and Chris Cowan, outlines a language for thinking about and
moving between many of the different ways human beings make sense of our
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