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Roger

San Ramon, CA, United States

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  • Wired for Thought: How the Brain Is Shaping the Future of the Internet

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Stibel
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvetd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In this age of hypercompetition, the Internet constitutes a powerful tool for inventing radical new business models that will leave your rivals scrambling. But as brain scientist and entrepreneur Jeffrey Stibel explains in Wired for Thought, you have to understand its true nature. The Internet is more than just a series of interconnected computer networks; it's the first real replication of the human brain outside the human body.

    Roger says: "Simplistic and Unscientific"
    "Simplistic and Unscientific"
    Overall

    Very disappointing book.
    The book is full of simplistic statements ("the internet is a brain" repeated over and over ad museum, without any real substantiation) and is more of a self promotional ad for the author and his businesses than it is a serious exploration of the topic.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Natalie Angier
    • Narrated By Nike Doukas
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Buckle up for a joy ride through physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scientists and her own work as an award-winning science writer, Natalie Angier does the impossible: she makes science fascinating and seriously fun, even for those of us who, in Angier's words, "still can't tell the difference between a proton, a photon, and a moron".

    Paul says: "Far too cute"
    "Very Poor"
    Overall

    I have purchased several dozen science audio books and this is the only one that I view as a total waste. It is very low on factual content and very high on the author's smarmy, cutesy attitude. A real loser.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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