A log of things I've read and thought. Most were small thoughts and are collected into a group for each month; click on the month link to see those. Larger entries with dedicated pages have title links.

For more recent readings, see the 1997 bookshelf.

December, 1996:
Count Out Cholesterol by Dr. Art Ulene
Building Large Knowledge-based Systems by Douglas B. Lenat and R.V. Guha
Notebooks of the Mind by Vera John-Steiner
Selected Writings on Computing: A Personal Perspective by Edsger W. Dijkstra
Dreamships by Melissa Scott
Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
Systems of Survival by Jane Jacobs

November, 1996:
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
Entoverse by James P. Hogan
Writing the Natural Way by Gabriele Lusser Rico
Creativity by Mihaly Csikszenmihalyi

October, 1996:
Elvenband by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Voices Of Hope by David Feintuch

September, 1996:
Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold
Bleeding In The Eye Of A Brainstorm by George C. Chesbro
Shadow Of A Broken Man by George C. Chesbro
To Engineer Is Human by Henry Petroski
Discourse On Method by Rene Descartes

August, 1996:
1000 Most Challenging Words by Norman W. Schur
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Advanced Methods in Neural Computing by Philip D. Wasserman
Disclosure by Michael Crichton
Paths to Otherwhere by James P. Hogan
Powers Of Mind by Adam Smith
Battlefield Earth by L.Ron Hubbard.
Star Rebel by F.M. Busby
The Middle of Nowhere by David Gerrold

July, 1996:
Time and Again by Clifford D. Simak
Requiem by Yoji Kondo
Conscience of the Beagle by Patricia Anthony
American Free Verse by Walter Sutton
The Lost World by Michael Crichton
The Death of Chaos by L.E.Modesitt, Jr.
Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo
The Art and Craft of Poetry by Michael Bugeja
The Dilbert Principle by Scott Adams
Master of the Five Magics by Lyndon Hardy

June, 1996:
The Star Beast by Robert Heinlein
Time For The Stars by Robert Heinlein
Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein
Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
The Entrepreneur's Manual by Richard M. White
The Fragile Species by Lewis Thomas
The Life of the Cell by Lewis Thomas
The Snail and the Medusa by Lewis Thomas
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Zen In The Art Of Writing by Ray Bradbury
55-word Stories, A contest in the SB paper
Writing to Learn by William Zinsser
How To Make It Big As A Consultant by William A. Cohen
Snow Falling On Cedars by David Guterson
How To Run Successful Projects by Fergus O'Connell
The Ambassadors by Henry James.

May, 1996:
Bringing Design to Software edited by Terry Winograd
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
The Clock Winder by Anne Tyler
Solving the Productivity Paradox by Jessica Keyes
Software Engineering Productivity Handbook edited by Jessica Keyes
The Cleanroom Approach to Quality Software Development by Michael Dyer

April, 1996:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.
The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
SB talk on Kai Power Tools by Kai Krause
Software Requirements and Specifications by Michael Jackson.

March, 1996:
U and I by Nicholson Baker.
The Power of PenPoint by Robert Carr and Dan Shafer.
Components for software development.
Collaborative filtering.
John Walker's web site by John Walker.
About Face by Alan Cooper
The Art of Ware by Bruce Webster
Microsoft Secrets by Michael Cusumano and Richard Selby
I Sing the Body Electric by Fred Moody

No records kept before this point.

Substantive changes:
    August 24, 1996: created.
    January 8, 1996: added links to '97 pages.
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