If you’ve ever had a copy of the Letraset Catalogue on your shelf, or know what (rather than who) Arnold Böcklin is and can recognise it in the street, you’d enjoy reading this. If you can instantly tell Helvetica and Arial based only on their respective lower-case ‘a’s, it might be a bit simplistic for you.
A word to the wise: skip the chapter on Eric Gill’s personal habits. No
Wikipedia link for that one.
My book on Security Engineering is now available online for free download
I have two main reasons. First, I want to reach the widest possible audience,
especially among poor students. Second, I am a pragmatic libertarian on free
culture and free software issues; …
I’d been discussing this with my publishers for a while. They have been
persuaded by the experience of authors like David MacKay, who found that putting
his excellent book on coding theory
online actually helped its sales. …
Thomas P.M. Barnett is a man with a vision of a better world, and clear ideas about how to get there from here. I don’t necessarily agree with (or even understand) everything in his brief (e.g., audio at IT Conversations) or his book The Pentagon’s New Map, but if he gave a lecture in my home town I’d pay good money to go and see him.
I’ll be interested to see how well Dr. Barnett’s hurricane presentation style translates into the virtual environment; it looks from Hamlet Linden’s coverage as if there will be some streaming video for at least the visuals. I’m also curious to see how he handles being heckled by space aliens and tiny purple warthogs, but perhaps everyone will be on their best behaviour.
Please sit down.
I am going to tell you everything.
— Albus Dumbledore, to Harry Potter
Well, Dumbledore may have finally come clean and answered all of Harry’s
questions, but from a technical perspective I feel J. K. Rowling still has some
explaining to do. Here are some areas she might consider addressing in the next