I’m in Corvallis for a couple days, doing some work at Oregon State University. My son is here for a rugby camp (how we raised a pair of athletes is
Kevin Birmingham’s Truman Capote Award Acceptance Speech, which he won for his book about the publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, is getting some well-deserved attention for its reflections on the
Following my piece on agents and why you want one, a brief note on shopping a proposal. Rejection is inevitable. You know those stories about how Catcher in the Rye
I had a long call today with a friend who’s just finished a book and wanted some advice about literary agents. I’ve gotten this question a couple times, mainly from
Science writer Margaret Wertheim writes about sexism in science. One of the many lines that lines struck me: I think about all the young women now being forced out of
Just got these in the mail…. via flickr Very exciting, in the way that only a vanishingly small number of grinding, attention-demanding tasks can be.
“We practitioners and quants aren’t too fazed by remarks on the part of academics – it would be like prostitutes listening to technical commentary by nuns.” (From his new book
The one problem with writing a book for users, taking a Buddhist-inflected approach to information technologies that emphasizes how people can take back control of their minds, is that I’m