With so many people willing to participate in large, networked endeavors, maybe we really are on the cusp of finding new ways to fund and perform scientific research.
Just stumbled upon a review by Pam. Saw a different book reviewed by her. She wrote succinctly and other reviewers liked her style too. I decided to see more of her reviews. The block quote above from her review reminds me of the book Wikinomics. I haven’t read it yet but my understanding is that it is about bringing diverse and perhaps unorganized people together with digital technologies to work on and solve problems.
I like books narrated by Walter Dixon. While checking his catalog of narrated books I came upon the book American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America on Audible which is where is saw a review by Pam.
Notes: Added both Reinventing Discover and American Nations to my Audible Wish List.
The above image shows my listening pattern for audio programming, mostly books,
listened to in the Audible app.
As I recall from previous summers, listening time is greatly reduced. During the summer there is much more ongoing interaction with the people I work with making audio programming harder to consume. My expectation is that come September, when I resume mostly working alone, the time I spend with audio programming will return to around 30 hours a month.
Wonder what the difference is between Finished and 0 minutes left.
In the book that shows as 0 minutes left, both parts show as completed.
The Rare Find
What Would Google Do?
The Innovator’s DNA
Good to Great
Power: Why Some People Have It – and Others Don’t
The Master Switch
Drinking With George
How the Mighty Fall
Life Itself: A Memoir
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
The Signal and the Noise
Beyond the Obvious
The Start-Up of You
Notes: The book titles are mostly listed in order of completed. There are a few where the last played date was changed because I played the book at some point after completing it the first time. In 2013 I’ll try to make a note of a book the day it is completed. Looks like there are 21 titles completed for this year. There are a few that I stopped listening to part way through. Perhaps those will get a second chance in 2013.
The Future of Reading?
Recently, Amazon released new Kindle models. With this introduction Amazon is beginning a push to integrate their Kindle e-books with their Audible audio books. Recently, I’ve noticed that if you buy the Kindle version first, you can purchase the corresponding audiobook version for a greatly deducted price. As I recall, the deal would be about $16. The idea is that you can read an e-book and switch to the audio version for listening on the go. The beauty is that the version are synced. Meaning, the versions can pick up where you left off in the other format.
How will combination ebooks and audio books change the face of learning? Some people find it hard to sit for long periods of time reading a book. If, after an hour of reading it might be useful to get up and go for a walk… and, while you are out, continue listening to the book you were reading.
This is an idea that will shape the future.
This is a quick post. There may be some incomplete thoughts and other typographical errors. This was written while listing (live) to Amplified, the 5by5 podcast with Dan Benjamin and Jim Dalrymple. iOS 6 comes out later today.