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Illuminating the Genome’s Dark Matter – GersteinInfo

November 21, 2015

My review of J Parrington’s Deeper Genome
http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(15)01475-0 The book illuminates genomic dark matter & is a good read to boot!

My tag: https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/tag/deeper0mg

http://info.gersteinlab.org/Illuminating_the_Genome

Steve Jobs: Walter Isaacson, Dylan Baker: 9781442369054: Amazon.com: Books

March 1, 2015

Some brief thoughts on @WalterIsaacson’s book on Steve Jobs. Great Biography of An Extreme Individual

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is a fantastic read, both engaging and revealing in many details. What emerges is a portrait of a genius — but also a quirky person with many contradictions. On one hand, the visionary who brought us the Mac, the iPhone, the iTunes Store and many other exceptional innovations but also the taskmaster who was incredibly demanding and difficult to interact with — someone who would get upset at the smallest details. Of particular interest to fans of Apple products: there are many tidbits on how particular features (and bugs) got included — from the oval on the MacIntosh dialogue boxes to the band circling the iPhone 4. There is also much revealing information on how the CEO of a huge public company concealed his cancer from so many people and about the intricate boardroom interplay deposing a leader and then his comeback. Altogether, a great read that I would recommend to anyone.

Note tags bundle:
https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/tag/jobs0mg

http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaacson/dp/1451648537

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3HF9JGYIRU2CC/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1451648537

links to audio books that I’ve read

July 17, 2014

Here’s a collection of my audio books. You can access them through the links below:

Sept. ’10 onwards
http://blog.gerstein.info/search/label/clipbookgoodreadafterjan07

Jan. ’12 onwards
https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/category/clipbookgoodreadafterjan07

Jan. ’07 to Sept. ’11 (when Delicious was reorganized)
https://delicious.com/mbgmbg/clipBookGoodReadAfterJan07

to Jan. ’07
http://gerstein.info/streams/favorite-books.htm

As you can see, I, unfortunately, do not have them consolidated on a single page but you will be able to gather in the variety of links that I have been compiling various good to read nonfiction audio books over the past decade or so. Originally I listened to these on cassette tape and then ripped them onto CDs and now I am using Audible.com.

Finally, you will notice that with some of the more recent books I rated them using a star ranking system and posted my reviews on Amazon.

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t: Nate Silver: 9781594204111: Amaz on.com: Books

July 8, 2014

http://www.amazon.com/The-Signal-Noise-Many-Predictions/dp/159420411X

Fatherland (1994) – YouTube

August 5, 2013

What if Normandy had failed ?

Thoughts on Gaines’ The Sky’s the Limit

July 29, 2013

I found Steven Gaines’ book The Sky’s the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan quite interesting overall. I read it from the
perspective of someone wanting to learn some context behind the convoluted world of Manhattan real estate. In this regard some parts of the book are not that useful: principally those that in a gossipy sense focus on celebrities buying seven and eight figure properties and all the machinations to get past apartment co-op boards. On the other hand there is some genuinely useful factual information. It provides the history of a number of the structures in Manhattan, in particular the cooperative structure, which ironically started out as a socialist inspired movement for tenants who own their building but in modern times this turned into the ultimate exclusive club for the very rich. (There are some great quotes in the book about such excesses such as Bill Clinton’s remarking on the fantasy Upper East Side co-op, that it makes the White House almost look like public housing.) The book also gives a lot of background on some of the prominent buildings in Manhattan such as the Time Warner Center, the Ansonia Hotel and the Dakota. Finally it gives some perspective on the different neighborhoods, contrasting the large parcels available on Central Park West with the smaller and older developed real estate on the Upper East Side. Overall, a good read with a bit of useful facts to impart.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A255VTLSSZIVT9/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_1?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R13M6X7GOMGMBJ

Thoughts on O’Shea’s The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

December 23, 2012

Good discussion of lots of technical stuff, including regions of the brain, how nerves work, & artificial neural nets
http://www.amazon.com/Brain-Very-Short-Introduction/dp/B002KE9BPO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352690693&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Brain%3A+A+Very+Short+Introduction+%28Unabridged%29

Gombrich’s A Little History of the World

November 12, 2012

http://www.amazon.com/Little-History-World-H-Gombrich/dp/0300108834 A Little History of the World [Hardcover]
E. H. Gombrich (Author)

Not such a good one

The Innovator’s Dilemma: Clayton M. Christensen, Don Leslie: 9781565114159: Amazon.com: Books

November 11, 2012

http://www.amazon.com/The-Innovators-Dilemma-Clayton-Christensen/dp/1565114159

Thoughts on The Philosophical Baby by A Gopnik

July 29, 2012

Lots of movie mentions: Momento, Total Recall, Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, The Matrix (as Plato’s cave)
Claims Murray and Herrnstein’s Bell Curve discredited by Head Start

The Philosophical Baby: What Children’s Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life
Alison Gopnik
http://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Baby-Childrens-Minds-Meaning/dp/0374231966