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Peter Wang

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Python for data & science; Cofounder, CEO AnacondaInc, creator of Anaconda, PyData, Bokeh, Datashader. Former physicist. A student of the human condition
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Dan Simmons - 2017-08-15 (first published in 1989)
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A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man.On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. T...
Peter Wang
@visakanv Hyperion is one of my favorite scifi books.      source
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Japan’s Database Animals
Hiroki Azuma - 2009-03-25 (first published in 2001)
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In Japan, obsessive adult fans and collectors of manga and anime are known as otaku. Hiroki Azuma's 'Otaku' offers a critical, philosophical, and historical inquiry into the characteristics and consequences of this consumer subculture....
Peter Wang
@hugobowne @zephoria We just have to look at Japan as a microcosm of what can go wrong. (See the book “Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals.) I agree with the author of this piece, that the tech is not neutral:      source
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The Formula
The Universal Laws of Success
Albert-László Barabási - 2018-11-06
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In this pioneering examination of the scientific principles behind success, a leading researcher reveals the surprising ways in which we can turn achievement into success.Too often, accomplishment does not equate to success. We did the work but didn't get the promotion; we played hard but weren't recognized; we had the idea but didn't get the credi...
Peter Wang
@amcasari @hmason @math_rachel @AnimaAnandkumar @mathbabedotorg @devonzuegel But there are so many different types of centrality ( FWIW @barabasi & colleagues have done a great study of holistic influence in networks, resulting in a great book ("The Formula").      source
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