I read a lot of books on vacation. Here they are (minus one that gets its own post!)
Basically a collection of tech companies doing stupid things in the 80’s and 90’s. Pretty entertaining and possibly helpful!
Summaries of every presidential campaign and how sleazy it was. (it’s not an exclusively modern phenomenon!) Pretty entertaining although a bit long.
Ethics advice that doubles as entertainment. I agree with him on most questions but not all (specifically, he recommended publicly posting salaries of other employees that someone happened to stumble across, which I think is a bad idea).
Interesting short stories – I feel like I didn’t fully get the symbolism (maybe I’ll do a little research) but they’re definitely well-written and I enjoyed them.
Good mystery novel, although the language is a bit archaic.
A good summary of string theory. A bit hard to follow even though I have a little physics background, but still informative.
Good book although a bit long and depressing for a vacation read. One thing I’ve heard people say is that there’s nothing wrong with inequality – a rising tide can lift all boats. Unfortunately, in the US the rich have been getting richer while the middle class and poor have been doing worse. And Stiglitz points out that extreme inequality is harmful even on its own due to societal effects.
Interesting account of how we discovered Quantum Field Theory. I didn’t quite understand all of it and I gotta be honest – particle physics is pretty crazy. I miss the proton + neutron + electron model, but progress marches on…