Tag: Grade F

  • Bursts : Albert-László Barabási

    A hundred pounds of stylistic icing on a few grams of cake. Nearly half this book is a sustained (though interrupted) narrative of 16th century Transylvanian military history, mixed with random thoughts about why Google may be evil, and why you sometimes roll a 6 on a die several times in a row. This text […]

  • My Life As a Quant : Emanuel Derman

    Otherwise known as “My death as a reader” — what a crashing bore. The first 120 pages, in which Derman tells us of his life before he was a quant, serve as a harbinger of the big nothing to come. Here we learn in mind-sucking detail of his car commuting, the radio stations he listened to […]