A lot of driving this week. I had to drive to Pittsburgh for work on Wednesday and then back home on Thursday. Yesterday we drove up to New York for the long weekend. I still managed to read an article each day and my backlog of magazines has been shrinking nicely, just as the March magazines have started to roll in. Here are the articles I read this week:
- 2/10/2019 – “The Secrets of the Lyndon B. Johnson Archives” by Robert A. Caro, The New Yorker, 1/28/2019. Caro writes about the joys and surprises of research.
- 2/11/2019 – “Why I am Hopeful: Because Innovation Is an Artform” by Bill Gates, Time, 1/18/19. Gates writes about innovation in the context of Leonardo Da Vinci.
- 2/12/2019 – “The Battle for the American West” by Hannah Nordhaus, National Geographic, 11/18. How to protect the past in the west. (May require a subscription to read online)
- 2/13/2019 – “A Sun-Powered Sail into Space” by Bill Nye, National Geographic, 11/18. Solar sails. (May require a subscription to read online).
- 2/14/2019 – “Spooky Action” by Ronald Hanson and Kristen Shalm, Scientific American, 12/2018. Experiments to test quantum entanglement. (Requires subscription to read online)
- 2/15/2019 – “A Meditation on Keyboard Shortcuts” by David Pogue, Scientific American, 12/2018. A history of keyboard shortcuts.
- 2/16/2019 – “Reading in the Age of Distraction” by Mairend Small Staid, Paris Review, 2/8/2019. How the Internet has ruined reading for one writer.