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Ce cărți am pe Amazon Kindle și de ce fac lista asta?

O perioadă bună am zis ca este OK să am cărțile în format digital pe Amazon Kindle și comoditatea este un factor important în decizia asta, dar un eveniment recent cu Facebook m-a făcut să mă gândesc mai bine la decizia asta. Recent Facebook mi-a cerut să mă identific cu act de identitate și nu accepta permisul de conducere de UK.

Mesajul spunea că dacă nu îmi este acceptată identificarea, atunci îmi va fi închis contul de Facebook. Nedrept, aș zice, dar nu m-ar fi speriat prea tare. Facebook nu mai are demult importanța pe care o avea pentru mine. Din fericire a acceptat pașaportul, dar asta m-a făcut să mă gândesc serios la tot felul de conturi online pe care le am și dependența mea de informațiile de acolo. Așa ajungem la Amazon.

Pe Amazon am 162 de ebook-uri și, dacă Amazon îmi închide contul pentru varii motive în viitor, atunci NU am șansa de a-mi lua cărțile de acolo pentru că nu sunt interoperabili cu alte platforme de citit cărți. Cu alte cuvinte, nu îti poți muta lucrurile în altă parte. Așadar, pregătesc lista de cărți de mai jos în ideea că voi avea măcar numele cărților în caz că pierd contul în viitor. Ideal ar fi să cumpăr variantele fizice ale cărților, deși arunc comoditatea pe geam. Viitoarele cărți le voi cumpăra în format fizic.

Lista magnifică de cărți online luate prin Amazon până la data de 28 octombrie 2020:

  1. The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition, Don Norman
  2. Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet (FSG Originals x Logic), Tim Hwang
  3. Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain, David Eagleman
  4. Dune: The Gateway Collection (Gateway Essentials), Frank Herbert
  5. The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn, Richard W. Hamming, Bret Victor
  6. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution – 25th Anniversary Edition, Steven Levy
  7. Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science, Stuart Ritchie
  8. Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA, Amy Shira Teitel
  9. The Life of Dad: The Making of a Modern Father, Anna Machin
  10. Writing Is Designing: Words and the User Experience, Michael J. Metts, Andy Welfle, Nick Madden
  11. Meltdown: Financial Times’ best business books of the year, 2018, Chris Clearfield, András Tilcsik
  12. The Red Market: On the Trail of The World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers, Scott Carney
  13. The Idea of the Brain: A History, Matthew Cobb
  14. Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software (Developer Best Practices), Petzold Charles
  15. The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World, Sharon Weinberger
  16. Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, From Pointless Bones to Broken Genes, Nathan Lents
  17. Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design, John C. Avise
  18. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble, Dan Lyons
  19. Do Colors Exist?: And Other Profound Physics Questions, Seth Stannard Cottrell
  20. User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design are Changing the Way We Live, Work & Play, Cliff Kuang, Robert Fabricant
  21. The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths, Mariana Mazzucato
  22. The End is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses, Dan Carlin
  23. Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology (The MIT Press), Edward Ashford Lee
  24. The Friendly Orange Glow: The Untold Story of the Rise of Cyberculture, Brian Dear
  25. The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance, Steven G. Rogelberg
  26. We Do Things Differently: The Outsiders Rebooting Our World, Mark Stevenson
  27. You Don’t Know JS: Types & Grammar, Kyle Simpson
  28. You Don’t Know JS: ES6 & Beyond, Kyle Simpson
  29. You Don’t Know JS: Async & Performance, Kyle Simpson
  30. You Don’t Know JS: this & Object Prototypes, Kyle Simpson
  31. You Don’t Know JS: Scope & Closures, Kyle Simpson
  32. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, Gretchen McCulloch
  33. You Don’t Know JS: Up & Going, Kyle Simpson
  34. Clean Coder, The: A Code of Conduct for Professional Programmers (Robert C. Martin Series), Robert C. Martin
  35. Fracture (First Colony Book 8), Ken Lozito
  36. How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone, Brian McCullough
  37. How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere, Bradford Angier
  38. The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution, T.R. Reid
  39. Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, Fred Vogelstein
  40. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell
  41. Gears of War Aspho Fields, Karen Traviss
  42. The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve, Steve Stewart-Williams
  43. Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We’re Thriving in a New World of Possibility, David Weinberger
  44. How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of Our Addiction to Stories (The MIT Press), Alex Rosenberg
  45. Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything, Lydia Kang, Nate Pedersen
  46. Out of My Later Years: The Scientist, Philosopher, and Man Portrayed Through His Own Words, Albert Einstein
  47. Vigilance (First Colony Book 7), Ken Lozito
  48. Calculus in 5 Hours: Concepts Revealed so You Don’t Have to Sit Through a Semester of Lectures, Dennis Jarecke
  49. Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors, Matt Parker
  50. The Diet Myth: Why the Secret to Health and Weight Loss is Already in Your Gut, Tim Spector
  51. Gutenberg the Geek (Kindle Single), Jeff Jarvis
  52. Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes, Nathan H. Lents
  53. Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell, Phil Lapsley, Steve Wozniak
  54. America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World, Kevin Baker
  55. The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them), Lucy Jones
  56. Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that changed Everything, Steven Levy
  57. Emergence (First Colony Book 6), Ken Lozito
  58. The Dream Machine, M. Mitchell Waldrop
  59. The Daily Telegraph Guide to Investing: The Straightforward Guide That Professional Investors Don’t Want You to Have, Rebecca Burn-Callander
  60. Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom), Adam Fisher
  61. The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between: (Word Origins, Trivia Book for Adults, Funny Trivia, Origin of Words), Patrick Foote
  62. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Noah Harari
  63. Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI, Christopher Barnatt
  64. Quantum Computing since Democritus, Scott Aaronson
  65. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, Cathy O’Neil
  66. The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change), Clayton M. Christensen
  67. Discovery (First Colony Book 5), Ken Lozito
  68. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Max Tegmark
  69. The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language, Melvyn Bragg
  70. Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, Virginia Eubanks
  71. Algorithms For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers)), John Paul Mueller, Luca Massaron
  72. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, Carl Zimmer
  73. Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, Kate Fox
  74. Psychology for Designers: How to apply psychology to web design and the design process., Joe Leech
  75. Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, Sabine Hossenfelder
  76. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, Gary Chapman
  77. Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging, Afua Hirsch
  78. How Apollo Flew to the Moon (Springer Praxis Books), W. David Woods
  79. Resurgence: The Ship Series // Book Five, Jerry Aubin
  80. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress, Steven Pinker
  81. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World – And Why Things Are Better Than You Think, Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
  82. Sanctuary (First Colony Book 4), Ken Lozito
  83. Fatal Flight: The True Story of Britain’s Last Great Airship, Bill Hammack
  84. Legacy (First Colony Book 3), Ken Lozito
  85. Nemesis (First Colony Book 2), Ken Lozito
  86. The History of Science and Technology, Bryan Bunch, Alexander Hellemans
  87. Genesis (First Colony Book 1), Ken Lozito
  88. The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know–Your Kids, Paul Raeburn, Kevin Zollman
  89. Rendezvous: The Ship Series // Book Four, Jerry Aubin
  90. Homeward: The Ship Series // Book Three, Jerry Aubin
  91. Revolution: The Ship Series // Book Two, Jerry Aubin
  92. Academia Obscura: The Hidden Silly Side of Higher Education, Glen Wright
  93. Danger Dolan Countdown, Danger Dolan
  94. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, Janine M. Benyus
  95. Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time, Rob Temple
  96. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan
  97. Basic Electrical Troubleshooting for Everyone, Darrel P. Kaiser
  98. A Child’s First Book on Gravitational Waves: You, Me and the Dancing Black Holes, Edward Lundgren, David Bondarescu, Mihai Bondarescu, Ruxandra Bondarescu, Mariana Bondarescu
  99. Mechanical Engineering 101, WAGmob
  100. Engineering Math, WAGmob
  101. The De-Textbook: The Stuff You Didn’t Know About the Stuff You Thought You Knew, Cracked.com
  102. Ever Wonder Why?: Here Are the Answers!, Douglas B. Smith
  103. Electric Circuits (Stick Figure Physics Tutorials), Sarah Allen
  104. How Engineers Create the World: The Public Radio Commentaries of Bill Hammack, Bill Hammack
  105. Feynman Lectures Simplified 1A: Basics of Physics & Newton’s Laws (Everyone’s Guide to the Feynman Lectures on Physic), Robert Piccioni
  106. 59 Seconds: Think A Little, Change A Lot, Richard Wiseman
  107. The Brain: The Story of You, David Eagleman
  108. The Bad Food Bible: Why You Can (and Maybe Should) Eat Everything You Thought You Couldn’t, Aaron E. Carroll, Nina Teicholz
  109. Landfall: The Ship Series // Book One, Jerry Aubin
  110. We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe, Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson
  111. Even Faster Web Sites: Performance Best Practices for Web Developers, Steve Souders
  112. Answers to Questions You’ve Never Asked: Explaining the ‘What If’ in Science, Geography and the Absurd, Joseph Pisenti
  113. Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong, Andrew Shtulman
  114. Connections, James Burke
  115. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, David Flanagan
  116. Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell?: And 57 other curious food and drink questions, Andy Brunning
  117. Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions Book 109), Frank Close
  118. You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself, David McRaney
  119. There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings, Kenn Amdahl
  120. The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch, Lewis Dartnell
  121. Don’t Put That in There!: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked, Aaron E. Carroll
  122. Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova
  123. Outdoor Life: The Ultimate Survival Manual: 333 Skills That Will Get You Out Alive, Rich Johnson, The Editors of Outdoor Life
  124. Why Evolution Is True, Jerry A. Coyne
  125. Just Enough Physics, Rhett Allain, Khandan Simmons
  126. Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide (Introducing…), J.P. McEvoy, Oscar Zarate
  127. How To Learn And Memorize Math, Numbers, Equations, And Simple Arithmetic (Magnetic Memory Series), Anthony Metivier
  128. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, Randall Munroe
  129. But How Do It Know? – The Basic Principles of Computers for Everyone, J Clark Scott
  130. Basic Machines and How They Work, Naval Education
  131. 1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books), Gardner D. Hiscox
  132. Basic Hydraulic Systems and Components (Mechanics and Hydraulics), TSD Training
  133. The Pioneer Detectives: Did a distant spacecraft prove Einstein and Newton wrong? (Kindle Single), Konstantin Kakaes
  134. Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space (Kindle Single), Lisa Randall
  135. Tales of the Rational : Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science, Massimo Pigliucci
  136. Mathematics for the Nonmathematician (Dover Books on Mathematics), Morris Kline
  137. Great Formulas Explained – Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Metin Bektas
  138. Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World, Mark Miodownik
  139. Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein – Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe, Mario Livio
  140. An Underground Education: The Unauthorized and Outrageous Supplement to Everything You Thought You Knew About Art, Sex, Business, Crime, Science, Medicine, and Other Fields, Richard Zacks
  141. 10 Things You Might Not Know About Nearly Everything: A collection of fascinating historical, scientific and cultural facts about people, places and things, Mark Jacob, Stephan Benzkofer
  142. The Huge Book of Amazing Facts – 1000+ Interesting Facts that Will Shock, Amuse and Amaze You!: The Ultimate Fun Facts Book, Jenny Kellett
  143. The Wise Book of Whys, Daven Hiskey, Today I Found Out.com, Samantha Gudger
  144. Fact or Fiction: Science Tackles 58 Popular Myths, Scientific American Editors
  145. APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book, Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch
  146. You are Not So Smart, David McRaney
  147. You Are Now Less Dumb: How to Conquer Mob Mentality, How to Buy Happiness, and All the Other Ways to Outsmart Yourself, David McRaney
  148. This Will Make You Smarter, John Brockman, David Brooks
  149. You are Not So Smart, David McRaney
  150. How to Write Seductive Web Copy: An Easy Guide to Picking Up More Customers, Henneke Duistermaat
  151. Ice to the Eskimos: How to Market a Product Nobody Wants, Jon Spoelstra
  152. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, Brian Greene
  153. You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One), Jeff Goins
  154. Eight Amazing Engineering Stories, Bill Hammack, Patrick Ryan, Ziech Nick
  155. The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution, Brian Solis
  156. inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity, Tina Seelig
  157. The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution, Brian Solis
  158. Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom, Rebecca MacKinnon
  159. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, Tim Wu
  160. When Search Meets Web Usability (Voices That Matter), Shari Thurow, Nick Musica
  161. Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems (Voices That Matter), Steve Krug
  162. Do the Work, Steven Pressfield

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