It’s that happy time again, a (well deserved I think) vacation. Beach, sea, great food & drinks and, of course, lot’s of time to spend with family.
This year, along the phones, iPad & notebook I’ve took a Nook Simple Touch to go trough my ever growing reading list. The first advantage of an ebook reader is that you’re sure that nobody will try to claim the device you’re reading on for playing piano, draw, do puzzles or smash those bad pigs - Nook is genuinely un-interesting for my daughters. As for reading, I enjoy very much the device. E-Ink screen is very easy for the eyes, it’s readable on direct sun and you don’t think about running out of batteries. The other advantage is that it doesn’t have the distractions of the iPad - no twitter, email & browser makes reading sessions much longer and the focus stays longer on content and thinking…
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug
- The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
- Selected chapters from The Architecture of Open Source Applications.
And will be sharing with my wife some novels in French to improve a bit my (still bad in my opinion) French language skills.
Downloaded the torrent with videos of all sessions from NDC 2012. 25 GB of goodness, that should keep my entertained some time. Watching videos is much more time consuming action than reading a book (and, usually, less dense in information & message they convey), so I’d be picking only a handful of sessions to go trough…