Day: March 1, 2017

It All Depends on the Objectives We Choose

Since the first of the year I have been on a tear when it comes to reading.  It is amazing what the winter blues can lead to, when you decide you want to change your habits! While the books weren’t perfect by any stretch – and I was upset that a couple took up so much of my time – all had things worth highlighting and I can highly recommend two of those on my list. I wrote about the best of the group earlier on More to Come….  Paul Kalanithi’s beautiful memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, remains with me today, an indication of a work’s ability to go deep into the psyche. When I posted that review, I mentioned that there were two recent books where I would say, “You should read this.”  So let’s take a look at the second. Weapons of Math Destruction:  How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil is the serious non-fiction work that manages to tackle an academic subject – math algorithms – in an …