A Steve Jobs favourite

I am reading what was probably the first book downloaded by Steve Jobs on his iPad 2. The book: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda, an Indian yogi who moved to America in 1920 and died in Los Angeles in 1952. Steve Jobs’ biographer, … [Continue reading]

The News: A User’s Manual

The public and the media both expect journalists to get their facts right, but is the concern for accuracy resulting in boring news? Alain De Botton seems to think so. According to him, journalists need some of the skills of writers who can get … [Continue reading]

Janis Joplin and Simon and Garfunkel

I am enjoying reading the early chapters of record producer Clive Davis’ memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, where he recalls working with artistes like Bob Dylan, Simon Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Blood, … [Continue reading]

A permanent library in Pocket

Hail the online Permanent Library. Now you can read even content deleted from the internet if you have already saved it on Pocket. What surprises me is the news about Pocket’s new features is completely silent on its precursor. Is public memory so … [Continue reading]