Marcus Abundus

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Areas of Interest Geography - GIS, Mathematics, Greek and Roman History, Outdoor Sports, Travel


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Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yours&hellip by Daniel H. Pink
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Ok¡K.I am not a part of FAN (Free Agent Nation) ¡Kbut as someone who is interested in striking out on my own, this book did not offer much beyond cheerleading. What was said could have been told in far fewer pages. I expected more than just anecdotal research and feel good stories. At the end of every chapter is ¡§The Box¡ in which the author includes a summary ¡§The Crux¡, a paragraph called ¡§The Factoid, ¡§The Quote¡ and lastly ¡§The Word¡ which is just a way to get me to recall buzzwords and phrases I¡d rather forget, such as Thanksgiving Turkey Model, Free Agent Infrastructure, HOHO, FAN Bonds as well as… Read more
Mathematics for the Nonmathematician by Morris Kline
This book is truly an achievement. While not intended for true practitioners, the book is entertaining while though provoking at the same time. I take it with me to my favorite coffee shop sometimes just to open it randomly and read a few pages at a time. Not only does the author weave great historical moments with the progression of mathematical thought, he covers areas such as physics, art, music, and astronomy. He has also renewed my interest in taking the subject up again after many years. I have enrolled in a course in the Calculus based on this as well as other great math books.
Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
This book is primarily a stylebook. The web is often mistaken for an electronic book and this is probably one of the reasons it has taken a while to find a guide aimed at web usability. Jakob Nielsen does a great job in creating a style manual for a medium, which has different aims and limitations from printed material. What made Tim Berners-Lee¡s innovation successful; the delivery of digital media on all manner of computer platforms; is also its drawback. Not every platform treats HTML tags in the same manner.
Nielsen¡s main point is that the web is primarily a communications tool, although an interactive one. He states, ¡§the main goal of most web projects… Read more