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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 - 1990-03-01 (first published in 1989)
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In this science fiction epic, a creature known as the Shrike awaits on the world of Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law. Some worship it, others fear it, and some have vowed to destroy it. On the brink of Armageddon, seven pilgrims set out on a final voyage seeking answers to the unsolved riddles of their lives. With each carrying a desperate hope and a terrible secret, one among them may hold the fate of humanity in their hands. This masterwork by the award-winning author of The Hollow Man is a stunning, inventive narrative that transcends space opera into a new kind of poetry. An essential part of any science fiction collection, Hyperion is a tour de force filled with awe, wonder, and excitement.
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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Explore the in-depth analysis of Japan's obsessive manga and anime fandom known as "otaku" in Hiroki Azuma's critically-acclaimed work. Delve into the philosophical and historical roots of this cultural phenomenon while examining its impact on society.
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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Learn the surprising scientific principles behind success in this pioneering book by a leading researcher. Discover the vital importance of community respect and appreciation when connecting performance to recognition, and unveil the unspoken rules behind who truly gets ahead and why. With big data and historic case studies, this trailblazing book outlines the twelve laws that govern success and how to use them to your advantage. Find out how to excel in today's society by understanding the scientific principles that drive success.
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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