Sunday, February 25, 2007

the impetus

My first (in progress) foray into audio eBooks happened to be with The World is Flat by Friedman. Kismet?
I was scanning the eBook non-fic titles on the library's catalog--the general non-fic titles, to be exact (or general)--and this one happened to be the first one from my haphazard list of possibly interesting titles that became available for check out/download. I hadn't heard anything about it prior. I just thought, "Hmm. Globalization. I took that class from Siva about globalization. That was good. This might be good."
[my other slapdash selections? Freakonomics, Running with Scissors, and The Planets (Sobel). I had heard of the first two before.]
I'd just recently broken a loooong hiatus from reading and then this baby fell in my lap. Had it been the physical book, its wallop might have given me some indication of the impact it would have on my outlook. Ok. To be honest, had it been the physical book, I don't know that I'd have walked out of the library with it. It's friggin' 'uge!
Now, without that visual impediment, I'm 3/5 of the way through the book and my two main reactions so far are panic (holy crap!) and validation (is my destiny to be a SAK?).

Stay tuned.

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