About Peter Meyers

Author and digital book architect. I write about and help companies create reader-friendly digital books. Author of “Best iPad Apps” (O’Reilly, 2010). Currently writing: “Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience” (O’Reilly, 2011) and Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, 2012).

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  • Peter shared from The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition by Coleman Barks, Jalal al-Din Rumi
    A lover has four streams inside, of water, wine, honey, and milk. Find those in yourself, and pay no attention what so-and-so says about such-and-such. The rose does not care if someone calls it a thorn, or a jasmine. Ordinary eyes categorize human beings, That one is a Zoroastrian. This one, Muslim. Walk instead with the other vision given you, your first eyes.
    Note: Rumi drops some serious wisdom on what lies at the heart of true love: "Your First Eyes."
  • Peter shared from The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present by Eric Kandel
    One of the most intriguing consequences of high-level visual processing is that we experience a similar response in the brain when we encounter an object for the first time and when we recall that object from memory.
  • Peter shared from a Personal Document
    Wherever you stand, his words deepen your connection to the mystery of being alive.
    Note: Early morning: good time to read Rumi.
  • Peter shared from The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future by Robert Darnton
    I used to be a newspaper reporter myself. I got my basic training as a college kid covering police headquarters in Newark in 1959.
    Note: trying again to get FB sharing to work from a Kindle ebook
  • Peter shared from The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future by Robert Darnton
    Typographical design orients the reader and shapes the meaning of the news.
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