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The Quantum Moment - Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber ***
Posted on 17/12/2014
An excellent hardcore popular science description of the development of quantum theory, mixed up with an unfortunate attempt to make the link between the physics and the arts.
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Drunk Tank Pink - Adam Alter ****
Posted on 1/12/2014
A fascinating exploration of the often subtle influences - from paint colours to surnames - than can influence our behaviour without us even being aware it’s happening. The only reservation is that there is no consideration for how solid the research is.
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When Computing Got Personal - Matt Nicholson *****
Posted on 7/12/2014
Relive the rise and rise of the desktop computer from the earliest kit form through the likes of the Sinclair Spectrum to the IBM derivatives and Macs in a great history of both the people and tech involved.


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