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There are many misconceptions about open source and scholarly publishing that often overshadow the enormous potential it has to lead organizations to modernized, efficient workflows and to allow them to innovate sustainably. Let’s take a first look at some commonly asked questions…
A good explanation of why PagedMedia.org exists and what’s happening.
Probably the worst name for a book ever, but one of the best books on software development ever… It is a classic but surprising how may people don’t know it so mentioning here. It was recommended to me by Tony Wasserman and changed how I thought of software teams.
It was written a long time ago, so you can skip the sections about how to optimally arrange cubicles! The rest is pretty good.
Reading Dave Eggers “Heroes of the Frontier”…I think it is his latest, being published mid 2016. it is pretty awesome. About 1/3 the way through..so far, he is showing off his literary skills with lots of luscious flourishes… I read the Circle and thought it ‘ok’ but nothing special…this one seems a lot more proficient…
It is a bad week for mass murderers with the first name starting with M – Mladic, Manson, and Mugabe. All gone in various ways. Something to celebrate!
I didn’t know much about the Manson family so I got a copy of Dianne Lake’s (youngest member of the Manson family) new book Member of the Family. I found it mostly interesting for its insight into the scene around San Francisco and L.A during the height of the hippy movement. It gives a good peek into how misguided and toxic a lot of that scene was.
Great article by Paul Shannon from eLife on the cost of running their new open source product Continuum.