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Arvind Narayanan

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Arvind Narayanan is a computer scientist and an associate professor at Princeton University. Narayanan is recognized for his research in the de-anonymization of data.
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The Sense of Style
The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Steven Pinker - Sep 21, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven PinkerWhy is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care?In The Sense of Style, the best...
Arvind Narayanan
Dec 22, 2019
There are many excellent books and guides on writing but my favorite is The Sense of Style The best thing about it is that the author takes his own advice, and it's a pleasure to read.      source
Made to Stick
Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Chip Heath - Jan 02, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea's chances--essential reading in the "fake news" era.Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, a...
Arvind Narayanan
Nov 16, 2019
@conorgil My all-time favorite example of research communication is The Selfish Gene. Astonishingly effective at explaining deep research ideas/findings to a lay reader. A book with great advice: (It isn't specific to research but still super valuable.)      source
The Computer Book
From the Abacus to Artificial Intelligence, 250 Milestones in the History of Computer Science (Sterling Milestones)
Simson L Garfinkel - Nov 06, 2018
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Part of Sterling’s extremely popular Milestones series, this illustrated exploration of computer science ranges from the ancient abacus to superintelligence and social media.   With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and events—encompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest computing technologies—this high...
Arvind Narayanan
Jan 02, 2019
The Computer Book is a gorgeous illustrated tour of 250 milestones in the history of computing. My favorite entries are the historical predecessors of things we take for granted today — both good and bad.      source
The Drunkard's Walk
How Randomness Rules Our Lives
Leonard Mlodinow - May 05, 2009
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Esta apasionante lectura nos descubre la naturaleza de los procesos arbitrarios de la vida cotidiana y cambia para siempre la percepción que tenemos de ellos. En 1905 Albert Einstein publicó una impactante explicación sobre el movimiento browniano -el movimiento arbitrario de partículas- comparándolo con la clase de movimiento que se observaría en ...
Arvind Narayanan
Jan 09, 2018
There's a great book about this. In every walk of life, we dramatically underestimate the role of randomness in how things turn out, and overestimate the effect of intentional actions.      source