I met Christopher Hartman a couple of years ago at a networking event for Bookbuilders of Boston. He works for Pearson Custom Publishing and he co-maintains a blog called High Tech History, which I discovered after meeting Christopher Hartman and Leigh Montgomery (who works for The Christian Science Monitor and who advises for the blog).
I don’t think of myself as reading many blogs and certainly none regularly, but High Tech History is one that came to mind recently as one blog I regularly read and find very interesting. Considering Christopher’s background in publishing, his (as well the varying backgrounds of the other contributors) is a perspective I appreciate a lot.
In the September 29 post, High Tech History talks about the book Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor.
Always covering pertinent topics, another of HTH’s reviews is on the book, The Tyranny of Email. Right now, I’m acutely aware that the tyranny of email (and Twitter, and Facebook, and Moodle, and everything else that is digital information) looms over me constantly with an iron fist that feels more real than virtual. HTH blogs, “Freeman proves in his book that we have ‘started reverse engineering our brains for speed, as opposed to mindfullness.'” Even over the roar of white noise from the digital firehose, I hear that message clearly.