Archives for Reviews

Book summary: The Information Diet (III)

This is the third and last part of my summary of “The Information Diet” by Clay Johnson (you can also read the first and second parts). This part covers part III: Social Obesity. Social Obesity The only way we can solve the problem of information obesity is to change the economics of information (the information […]

Book summary: The Information Diet (I)

This is the first part of my summary of “The Information Diet” by Clay Johnson, which I got through the O’Reilly Reader Reviews program. The book is about the information we consume, and by drawing parallels to food diets, come up with ways to be consume information in a more concious and healthier way. The […]

Book review: Clojure Cookbook

I just finished “Clojure Cookbook“, a book full of recipes for all kinds of things you can do with the Clojure programming language. I got the book through O’Reilly’s Reader Review Program. Obviously the book is not for you if you don’t know any Clojure, but I think it’s great if you know some Clojure […]

Book summary and review: Bodies

This is my summary of “Bodies”, by Susie Orbach. It’s a book about the relationship to our body and how it affects us and our life. As this book is sort of similar to “Who are we” in the sense that there are several general points being made and most of the book are stories […]

Book summary: Envisioning information

These are my notes about “Envisioning information” by Edward R. Tufte. It’s not a normal summary because most of the content needs the graphics, plots and figures being discussed. The following notes cover the whole book (six chapters). EDIT: Manuela wrote another, easier to read summary. Escaping flatland The methods in this book work to […]

Book review: Javascript Web Applications

This is my review of “Javascript Web Applications” by Alex MacCaw, part of the O’Reilly Blogger Review Program (in a nutshell: you can choose an ebook from a given selection, and you get it for free if you make a review and post it in any consumer site). It’s a book about using Javascript to […]

by:Larm 2011

Last Saturday I went to by:Larm, one of the annual music festivals in Oslo. The festival is actually three days, but I only went on Saturday, the last day. There were a lot of bands playing in many different stages at once, so I’m sure I missed some very good stuff (not to mention the […]

Book summary: Ending Slavery (V)

This is the fifth (and final) part of my summary of the book “Ending Slavery” by Kevin Bales. You can read the first, second, third and fourth parts in this same blog. This fifth part will cover the chapters “Ending the (product) chain”, “Ending poverty to end slavery to end poverty to end slavery”, the […]

Book summary: Ending Slavery (IV)

This is the fourth part of my summary of the book “Ending Slavery” by Kevin Bales. You can read the first, second and third parts in this same blog. This fourth part will cover the chapter “Global problem, global reach”. Global problem, global reach Slavery is global. Need to find a how to use global organisations […]

Book summary: Ending Slavery (III)

This is the third part of my summary of the book “Ending Slavery” by Kevin Bales. You can read the first and second parts in this same blog. This third part will cover the chapter “Governments”. Governments Japan This chapter bashes Japan big time. I’m not sure how much of it I should buy, but I […]