Recent Books — no thank you, Sunburst and Luminary, World of Tomorrow, Algorithms to Live By
wow, no thank you. by Samantha Irby. The title is exactly the reaction I had, couldn’t finish. Just didn’t relate to anything in here, I may not be the target audience. It does have a cute bunny on the cover.
Sunburst and Luminary by Don Eyles. Fascinating story inside the Apollo program, great depth on the software and compute environment. Most people will find this book a little too in the software weeds but I enjoyed it.
The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews. Great story of three brothers in New York in the years before WWII, all working their schemes. Great characters.
Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths. I wanted to like this book but it felt soulless. Ultimately I gave up, it didn’t seem to teach me anything I wanted to learn about human relations.