Re: [ba-unrev-talk] virtual book club?
I think that is a fantastic idea. I'm so overwhelmed with great
books to read, articles to pursue, and technologies to
investigate, that I no longer have any idea where to begin. (01)
Taking one thing a month could well make it possible. It works
on so *many* levels:
1) We develop a common base of terminology and
shared understanding. (02)
2) We get incentive to make time for that one thing, so we
can follow the discussion, at a minimum. (03)
3) The "things to read" list drops from roughly 10,000 down
to one, and makes the task more approachable. (04)
Frankly, I think its a brilliant suggestion.
Who'd you get the idea from?
Eugene Eric Kim wrote: (06)
> Would anyone on this list be interested in participating in a virtual
> Book-Of-The-Month club? Over the past few years, I've read a number of
> worthwhile books that relate very strongly to Doug's work and mission, and
> I have a stack of books that I plan on reading. I would enjoy discussing
> these books with people on this list.
> My thought is that once a month, we pick a book, read it by a designated
> date, and then discuss it on this list. We'd keep things relatively
> informal. However, if Henry is interested and authors are willing,
> some of the discussion could easily be republished on Fleabyte as book
> If you're interested or if you have book suggestions, drop me an e-mail.
> I'll post the results on this list.
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