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bluegray (October 16, 2006, 12:52:31 PM):
That is a great source for interesting books. I can recommend Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions by Charles Mackay.
What really is interesting, is that he deals with mostly the same issues we do today, but he wrote about it 150 years ago.
Mefiante (October 16, 2006, 13:10:30 PM):
Yes, Mackay's book is a wonderful compendium of human stupidities, from marketing hype, through the Crusades, witch hunts, and alchemy, etc.

But be warned - the book isn't for the faint-of-heart. The three volumes come to over 700 ordinary pages, and, having first been published in the mid-1800s, the language use is very different to what one encounters these days.

'Luthon64
bluegray (October 16, 2006, 13:16:25 PM):
I found the language not too difficult to get used to - qrios might have a problem though :P ;)
qrios (October 17, 2006, 10:51:39 AM):
Oh bollocks and hogwash!!!! ;D

I can read ... its just the middle english that takes a bit more time.....

Thanx...

There goes my self-esteem :-\

BTW... the Daniel C. Dennett, Brainchildren - Essays On Designing Minds - e-book is about 3 Meg's so I can mail it, or upload it if someone wants it.....

I stay here - http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=-33.883036&lon=18.701942&z=12.7&r=0&src=ggl

Just zoom out..... quite a nifty little tool.... I can actually see my house If I zoom in on the correct area... ;D
bluegray (October 17, 2006, 11:14:26 AM):
Oh bollocks and hogwash!!!! ;D

I can read ... its just the middle english that takes a bit more time.....
:D Yes it does take some effort. I still haven't read all of it yet.
There goes my self-esteem :-\
Dont worry, you will get it back ;)
BTW... the Daniel C. Dennett, Brainchildren - Essays On Designing Minds - e-book is about 3 Meg's so I can mail it, or upload it if someone wants it.....
I think it's better to share stuff like this privately.

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