Posts Tagged ‘books’

The Big Switch

27 January 2008

Also finished reading The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, by Nick Carr. It follows on from his previous book, “Does IT Matter?“, and the article he wrote in the Harvard Business Review that started it all. (more…)

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Eat food?

27 January 2008

About a year ago, the NY Times published a great article by Michael Pollan entitled Unhappy Meals. It described how nutritionism had taken over the Western attitude towards diet, and the focus on nutrients rather than food meant we couldn’t see the dietetic wood for the nutritional trees. (more…)

Basilica

26 January 2008

Just finished reading Basilica: The Splendor and The Scandal: Building St Peter’s, by R. A. Scotti. I saw it lying on a table in the book shop, and thought, “hmm… architecture, history, scandal, Rome… why not?” It was a quick read, thankfully, as it was ultimately also a disappointing one. (more…)