Re: [OT] Culture and Empire

Discussion in 'Python' started by Terry Reedy, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. Terry Reedy

    Terry Reedy Guest

    On 1/1/2014 10:01 AM, Amirouche Boubekki wrote:

    > I stumbled on Culture and Empire a few days ago and I've been reading
    > it since then. I'm not finished yet. It's insigthful, smart and
    > provocative. It bridge past, present and future. I will put it in my
    > armory *ahem* library between Fundation and The Cathedral and the
    > Bazaar until I read Present Shock. This is the book you want, need and
    > will read this year if any.


    > ---8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<
    >
    > Chapter 1. Magic Machines
    >
    > Far away, in a different place, a civilization called Culture had
    > taken seed, and was growing. It owned little except a magic spell
    > called Knowledge.
    >
    > In this chapter, I’ll examine how the Internet is changing our
    > society. It’s happening quickly. The most significant changes have
    > occurred during just the last 10 years or so. More and more of our
    > knowledge about the world and other people is transmitted and stored
    > digitally. What we know and who we know are moving out of our minds
    > and into databases. These changes scare many people, whereas in fact
    > they contain the potential to free us, empowering us to improve
    > society in ways that were never before possible.
    >
    > -----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----8<-----
    >
    > http://cultureandempire.com/


    The entire book appears to be free and online with a liberal licence
    "Free to share and remix under CC-BY-SA-3.0"
    so this is not a commercial ad. I am reading it now.

    --
    Terry Jan Reedy
     
    Terry Reedy, Jan 1, 2014
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