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What's the most amazing book no one (you know) ever read?

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Paul A. Clayton
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Paul A. Clayton   10/11/2012 1:45:25 PM
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Sorry, Odonianism not Odonism.

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Quintadad   10/12/2012 6:45:31 AM
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"The Emporers New Mind" by Roger Penrose. QED, religion, philosophy, ZEN..all connected?? Offers something for the most technical of us to the casual contemplator. Nver met anyone who even heard of him.

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Colli   10/12/2012 12:30:42 PM
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Gonna be a film next year with Will Smith!!!

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Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 1:13:16 PM
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That's what I hear -- I cannot wait!!!

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Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 1:13:31 PM
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Wake up man!!! :-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 1:14:21 PM
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Sound's brilliant - -I am going to add it to my wish list on Amazon, but it looks like their server is down at the moment...

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Max The Magnificent   10/12/2012 1:17:46 PM
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Ah Ha! It's back up and I've added this to my wish list

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strangluv   10/13/2012 4:38:07 AM
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I also love Ursula K LeGuin, 'The Lathe of Heaven' and a great PBS movie too. Protagonist's dreams become reality, and each day he wakes up in the previous dream. Seeking help, he visits a psych that realizes he is right, and has him create 'effective' dreams with suggestions that build him a fantastic new office. On the EE side, I am reading some really famous 'fossils' that are at the beginning of electronics and semiconductor design using computers: Introduction to VLSI Systems - Carver Mead Analysis and design of Analog Integrated Circuits - Paul Gray Circuit Design Using Personal Computers - Thomas Cuthbert I highly recommend these, for anybody wanting to know circuit simulation with working code (Cuthbert) examples, and straight forward math for analog design (Gray) Meade's book is without a doubt the landmark book that started CMOS design, and its very readable. I have never seen these three books on any engineers bookshelf. Maybe I am the fossil.

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vapats   10/16/2012 11:28:44 AM
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"I would not have thought that it would be especially hard to find someone" It's relatively obscure -- and certainly under-appreciated. "social conformity can be a worse tyranny than dictatorship" /The Stalin in the Soul/, also by U.K. LeG. Brilliant essay, but hard to find...

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Paul A. Clayton   10/16/2012 3:41:48 PM
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Perhaps you could find a person that likes speculative fiction and do a book trade ("I'll read a book from you and you'll read a book from me, and later we can discuss both."). I admit The Dispossessed is probably not popular even among SF readers, and many SF readers (it seems) are more interested in action-adventure and technology than sociological, psychological, or philosophical speculation. I have not had a deep philosophical conversation in quite a while, but I am almost a hermit, so this is more a failing on my part. I do hope you find someone to discuss this book with; it certainly has significant food for thought.

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