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Bill Patterson, "Learning Curve" 
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Post Bill Patterson, "Learning Curve"
Not to make anybody jealous, but I got the chance to read Bill's advance copy of his biography.

All I can say is, "Wow". Well, I could say more, but that does it.

It is a biography that does everything we could ask and more -- including becoming a far more readable, polished, and solidly grounded piece of work than Bill's massive rough draft was.

Bravo, Bill -- and when does that second volume come out, anyways?


Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:35 am
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Post Re: Bill Patterson, "Learning Curve"
Extremely jealous - I can't wait to finally read it.

Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:38 am
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Post Re: Bill Patterson, "Learning Curve"
John Clute now enjoys this same privilege as Dr. James. Clute reviews "Learning Curve" in the course of also reviewing Cory Doctorow's latest book.

Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:45 pm
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Post Re: Bill Patterson, "Learning Curve"
Yes, but he didn't read quite the same book I did. Clute never reads quite the same book I do; it's like talking with a character in Alice in Wonderland -- it's the same subject, but refracted strangely. Read Clute's collected reviews (there are three of them now, iirc) -- brilliant, but odd at times to the point of incomprehensibility.

Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:07 am
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