Does the sun move around the earth or vice-versa?
Dialogue unfolds over four days, among three people. Salviati argues that Copernicus was right: The Earth orbits the Sun. Simplicio has an uncritical deference to Aristotle and Ptolemy. He's latched onto the idea that the sun orbits the Earth. Sagredo is the audience, an intelligent bystander.
This book inspires awe in the . . .
Microsoft at the zenith of C programming.
Is Writing Solid Code a paltry set of rules for writing C, for a vanished era of PCs? Yes, but if you put it in context, this is an amazing book.
It's 1993. Microsoft is near the height of its powers: Windows 3.11 will be out that December. Windows 95 development is under way. The FTC closed an investigation into . . .
A practical guide in an impractical language.
The first thing you notice is the code listings: They're all in BASIC! How digital signal processing operates laid bare.
The second thing you notice is the breadth of applications. Audio . . .
One of my formative memories of reading.
My mother read the Earthsea trilogy to my older brothers and me at bedtime. We had the three books in one volume. I reread it when I was in high school a dozen years after that and it was completely falling apart by then.
Some day I'll be completely falling apart too, I suppose, but for now I'm happy to wait to share this . . .
One of my four favourite fiction writing books.
Books about writing? You can spend your time reading them and never, you know, actually write. So I'm on as strict diet for these things. Story Genius' exercises actually got me writing. There's some theory and structure behind it, but it's not one of those "formula" books.
Cron says cognitive . . .