About Isaac VanDuyn

I like dark, psychologically complex fantasy novels, as well as some similar sci fi, and nonfiction about history and politics.

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  • Isaac shared from House of Chains: Book Four of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
    This ends the fourth tale of The Malazan Book of the Fallen
    Note: Loved it the second time around. Karsa is the MAN. On now to Lether. Rhulad awaits.
  • Isaac shared from In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
    From Michigan’s point of view, it was a step that had to be taken, because the future of books was online. “Twenty years from now, interaction with a physical book will be rare,” says the university’s associate librarian, John Wilkin. “Most of that interaction will be in the study of books as artifacts.”
    Note: "The future of books is online."
  • Isaac shared from In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
    Ballmer went ballistic: “Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy! I’m going to fucking bury that guy! I have done it before and I will do it again. I’m going to fucking kill Google.” (The reference to having “done it before” seemed to refer to Microsoft’s anticompetitive actions during the browser war, when Schmidt was aligned with the Netscape forces.) For good measure, Ballmer threw a chair across the room, according to Lucovsky.
    Note: Developers developers developers developers
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