I'm sitting down surrounded by books. Some books I have to reshelve. Some books have to go to my Oxfam book shop to stop me drowning in a sea of books.
Here's a photostream of pictures of books. Look and dream.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
From an interview in the Guardian with Nathaniel Borenstein I found this amusing essay on consulting for NATO in the late 1980s.
Bizarre update: In March, 2011, by chance, I found out that in 1991, this article was recognized by New York University with its "Olive Branch Award" for writing about peace. For some reason neither they nor the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ever told me about this fact. It probably would have just gone to my head, anyway.It's worth a read. At the conference he attended the NATO officers seemed like the ones wanting peace whereas the Dr Strangelove's, ignoring potential disasters stemming from their work, were the commercial weapons scientists.