Philip Greenspun

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Ort: Cambridge, MA USA
Geburtstag: 28. September
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I'm best known on the Internet for having started the online community back in 1993. I've been a software engineer since 1976, a pilot and flight instructor starting in 2001, and a photographer and writer since I was 10 years old (the glaciers still covered most of the continent back then).


Top-Rezensenten Rang: 3.683.221 - Hilfreiche Stimmen insgesamt: 6 von 6
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation von Seamus Heaney
5.0 von 5 Sternen read it to your kids, 22. Mai 2000
Heaney's translation makes this undergrad lit classic readable for your kids. There is a significant character/morality tale underlying the dragon-killing action. I read the whole poem on an airplane from Guatemala City to Dallas and it held my attention. It takes a great writer to turn a college essay subject into an airplane read.
Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt (Kodansha&hellip von Philip Turner
I met Ted Kerasote in Katmai, Alaska, while writing Chapter X of Travles with Samantha. Here's what I wrote...
As it happens, I wasn't the only PowerBook addict in camp. Ted Kerasote, a writer for Sports Afield and Outside magazines, was here writing about bear management. We happened to be sitting next to each other around the lodge fireplace and he'd already heard all about me.
"You must be that guy from Boston."
Ted beautifully illustrated the mellowing effect that living in a Wyoming town of 90 for years can have on someone born on the Lower East Side. In a patient soft voice, Ted summarized his new book Bloodties, about animal rights and hunting… Mehr dazu
Microserfs von Douglas Coupland
Microserfs von Douglas Coupland
After reading Tracy Kidder's acclaimed (by the New Yorker crowd) Soul of a New Machine, I thought to myself "here's a guy who spent 12 hours/day with engineers for an entire year and learned nothing about engineering, nothing about what matters to engineers, and nothing about the hearts and minds of engineers. After reading Microserfs, I thought "here's a guy who seems to have spent a week with engineers and effortlessly absorbed everything that is important about engineering culture, everything that matters about working at a big company, and everything that matters about working at a startup." Coupland's writing is better crafted here than in his earlier… Mehr dazu