A lot of people would cringe in horror at the prospect of a lifetime of learning. Me, I can’t get enough of it.
It was a nice change from academia and my rather futile attempt at reading the entirety of MSDN in CD format3, and I enjoyed it immensely — plus it all made a lot of sense, at least for a mind indelibly bent by Douglas Adams.
When the tables turned again and I went back to Marketing, I had two challenges to overcome: finding room for a burgeoning and rather eclectic library and a voracious appetite for learning.
E-books pretty much fixed the first bit (although I make a point of defanging their DRM whenever feasible, given the way technology evolves), but I’m still struggling with the nasty habit of wanting to understand more stuff6, so my reading list for the past couple of weeks included:
The wonderful thing about this is that I have no idea where it’ll take me — except for Ender’s Game, which I’m re-reading after a trifle over eight years, in a whole new light7. And it’s even better now.
All I can hope for, really, is to be able to keep learning new stuff every day (or, in case of meetings, every evening…).