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Steven Jay Sinofsky is a former President of the Windows Division at Microsoft from July 2009 until his departure on November 13, 2012. He was responsible for the development and marketing of Windows, Internet Explorer, and online services such as Outlook.com and SkyDrive
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The Man from the Future
The Visionary Life of John von Neumann
Ananyo Bhattacharya - 2022-02-22
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The smartphones in our pockets and computers like brains. The vagaries of game theory and evolutionary biology. Nuclear weapons and self-replicating spacecrafts. All bear the fingerprints of one remarkable, yet largely overlooked, man: John von Neumann.Born in Budapest at the turn of the century, von Neumann is one of the most influential scientist...
Steven Sinofsky
2022-07-16T20:31:25.000Z
Strong recommendation for this book: THE MAN FROM THE FUTURE: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann By Ananyo Bhattacharya @Ananyo // Super interesting and fun read      source
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Expert Political Judgment
How Good Is It? How Can We Know?
Philip E. Tetlock - 2006-08-20 (first published in 2005)
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The intelligence failures surrounding the invasion of Iraq dramatically illustrate the necessity of developing standards for evaluating expert opinion. This book fills that need. Here, Philip E. Tetlock explores what constitutes good judgment in predicting future events, and looks at why experts are often wrong in their forecasts. Tetlock first dis...
Steven Sinofsky
2022-05-11T05:35:06.000Z
@pmarca @sriramk @aarthir @GoodTimeShowAS @pmarca book #1 on predictive markets and why listening to experts in times of dramatic change might not be prudent. Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? - New Edition by ... via @amazon      source
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Grandstanding
The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk
Justin Tosi - 2020-07-06
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We are all guilty of it. We call people terrible names in conversation or online. We vilify those with whom we disagree, and make bolder claims than we could defend. We want to be seen as taking the moral high ground not just to make a point, or move a debate forward, but to look a certain way--incensed, or compassionate, or committed to a cause. W...
Steven Sinofsky
2022-04-22T18:51:10.000Z
Super interesting book. If there was to be something like a social network participants manual then this would contribute a good deal. Moral grandstanding is part of human nature but can be counterproductive. Lots to think about. @JustinTosi @BrandonWarmke      source
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A Mind at Play
How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age
Jimmy Soni - 2018-07-17 (first published in 2017)
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Winner of the Neumann Prize for the History of Mathematics**Named a best book of the year by Bloomberg and Nature** **'Best of 2017' by The Morning Sun** "We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodman’s book takes a big first step in paying that debt." —San Francisco Review of Books "Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder ...
Steven Sinofsky
2022-03-12T03:57:35.000Z
PS/ Jimmy’s last book (co-author w/ Rob Goodman) was also fantastic—“A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age” Perhaps enjoy this podcast we did together:      source
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Rawhide Down
The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
Del Quentin Wilber - 2011-03-15
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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversaryOn March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened fire outside t...
Steven Sinofsky
2020-10-07T18:09:03.000Z
Presidents don’t get privacy. My father understood that — even when he was shot. // Really solid explanation. Also a related/fascinating book -> Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan      source
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Scott Detrow
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IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems
Emerson W. Pugh - 2003-01-01 (first published in 1991)
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IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems describes the creation of this remarkable system and the developments it spawned, including its successor, System/370.No new product offering has had greater impact on the computer industry than the IBM System/360. IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems describes the creation of this remarkable system and the developments i...
Steven Sinofsky
2020-06-13T05:26:08.000Z
@sriramk @chrisfralic 1/2 There are several books about IBM that should be on every product person shelf: IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems Memories that Shaped an Industry: Decisions Leading to IBM System/360      source
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Memories that Shaped an Industry
Decisions Leading to IBM System/360 (History of Computing)
Emerson W. Pugh - 1984-04-12
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Development of ferrite core memory technology during the 1950s was probably the most important innovation that made stored-program computers a commercial reality. IBM's leadership in this development made possible the introduction in 1964 of the IBM System/360, which was so widely copied that it became a standard for electronic stored-program compu...
Steven Sinofsky
2020-06-13T05:26:08.000Z
@sriramk @chrisfralic 1/2 There are several books about IBM that should be on every product person shelf: IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems Memories that Shaped an Industry: Decisions Leading to IBM System/360      source
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Married to the Mouse
Walt Disney World and Orlando
Richard E. Foglesong - 2003-04-10 (first published in 2001)
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Joined together in an “economic development marriage,” Walt Disney World and Orlando, Florida, have become the world’s most popular tourist destination. This intriguing book traces the evolution of the relationship between the Disney Co. and the surrounding community since it began in the 1960s. Like most close relationships, the Disney-Orlando uni...
Steven Sinofsky
2020-05-25T03:22:53.000Z
@gregde @rseroter @RobertIger If you're interested in what it was like in Orlando due to WDW, this is a fascinating read. Our family moved there in 1975 when Disney was mostly orange groves and some rides. My best friend's family had been in Orlando for 3 generations. So many stories.      source
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The Chinese Typewriter
A History (The MIT Press)
Thomas S. Mullaney - 2018-10-09 (first published in 2017)
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How Chinese characters triumphed over the QWERTY keyboard and laid the foundation for China's information technology successes today.Chinese writing is character based, the one major world script that is neither alphabetic nor syllabic. Through the years, the Chinese written language encountered presumed alphabetic universalism in the form of Morse...
Steven Sinofsky
2020-01-16T18:40:46.000Z
3/ If you think that seems weird, consider that there is even a current journal (ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing). As early as the 40’s IBM was working to solve “Chinese typing”. This wonderful book chronicles typing in Chinese.      source
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DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC
The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equipment Corporation
Edgar H. Schein - 2004-08-15 (first published in 2003)
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DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC tells the 40-year story of the creation, demise, and enduring legacy of one of the pioneering companies of the computer age. Digital Equipment Corporation created the minicomputer, networking, the concept of distributed computing, speech recognition, and other major innovations. It was the number two computer maker behind...
Steven Sinofsky
2019-12-15T00:59:59.000Z
@titterboy2 @pemullen @chrisfralic @RMB Love this book. DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equiment Corporation      source