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Writing Worth Reading
* The Second Bottle
Alan Richman | GQ | 27 August 2010
Choosing the first bottle of wine is simple: white, light, get it to the
table fast. The second is the one that counts. It should be better than
the first, interesting, unknown to your guests. Better to be guided by
vintages than makers
* End Of Human Specialness
Jaron Lanier | Chronicle Review | 29 August 2010
Short, powerful reflection on technology, from veteran computer
scientist, complaining that individual cognition is being turned into a
commodity that Facebook and others can manipulate, trade
* Silicon Valley's Dark Secret
Vivek Wadhwa | TechCrunch | 28 August 2010
Interesting paradox of US tech industry is that there's both a shortage
and a surplus of engineers. Former entrepreneur explains why, and throws
in potentially useful career advice for techies too
* Once Upon A Life
Deborah Feldman | Observer | 29 August 2010
What happened when writer renounced Hasidic Jewish upbringing. "The
first time I danced publicly was exhilarating, I got drunk on half a
Guinness and the first time I flirted with a boy I came on too strong"
* Topic: Stephen Fry
A selection of recent essays and speeches: on language, America, art,
Today on FiveBooks: award-winning writer Tom Piazza chooses the best five
books on New Orleans.
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