What I'm Reading: June 2015

  1. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by @jonronson
    Minutes ago I finished this insightful, funny book that is very relevant and hopefully becomes influential. Internet shaming: we've all seen it, we've probably been a part of it, some of us may have been victims of it. What is it? How does it work? What is good about it? What is bad? How can and should it be changed?
  2. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
    Elon Musk is just a fascinating and exciting guy to read about, and this book does that subject justice. It seems to me that we'd rather admire traits rather than people these days (the same way we listen to songs rather than albums) and this is a throwback to the latter. Does it focus more on the positive than the negative about the guy? Yes, I think so, and I'm glad. Sometimes, maybe most times, the positive aspects of a person are the more interesting and relevant ones.
  3. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
    I just bought and started it, based on the convincing review on The List App by @JessePearson.