Read On!

So, I’m not wasting my time when I slip a novel into my reading list several times a year?

Anne Kreamer, at the Harvard Business Review blog, shares the fascinating research showing that reading fiction imrpoves some brain function. More specifically, reading fiction improves neuronal connections in the pre-frontal cortex. That’s the part of the brain that make judgments and controls impulses.

Reading fiction is GOOD for you. What’s better is that it is good for you in a way that is good for others.

Don’t Bite this Apple!

No one is all right OR all wrong. (Ok, maybe the latter wouldn’t hold up, but no one is all right, right?) Not even Apple and Steve Jobs. Wired admitted last week, that they were wrong about some tips they had offered Apple in 1997.  In another interesting piece on March 18, Wired also acknowledged that Apple’s success may, at least in part, be due to ways they don’t fit in with silicon valley wisdom.

But I’ve got to think that Steve Jobs got it wrong here.  Apple’s CEO says that the various methods of electronic delivery of book material, from Amazon’s Kindle to e-books, to other resources is all a waste because “the fact is that people don’t read any more.”

Do you read?  Go to TreeHugger and take the poll.   Then come back here and tell us what you’re reading.