Now Reading: Dark Data

Now Reading: Dark Data by David Hand

I first came across a mention of this book in the Summer 2020 number of Imperial, the magazine for the Imperial College Community in a feature note about the book.

It sounded like an interesting read and I had a look for the Princeton University Press book and to my surprise I found an version in Italian published by Rizzoli a few months earlier… I wonder how that worked out. It was cheaper and I was tempted to give it a go in Italian with the name Il tradimento dei numeri (i.e. “The betrayal of the numbers”…). I wonder what hidden story is behind all this…

In the end I decided to go for the English version… Let’s see how it goes.

David Hand is emeritus professor of mathematics at Imperial College London, a former president of the Royal Statistical Society, and a Fellow of the British Academy.

There is a website dedicated to the book: https://darkdata.website

Now Reading: Getting Things Done

Now reading: Getting Things Done by David Allen

Let’s see how many things I am already doing “right”… :)

OK… still going through this. I am finding hard to get through it… not because it is difficult or the actions are hard per se. However, the book was written for paper-based offices and physical files including Filofaxes, diaries and things that back in the day were useful (and I bet for some still are).

In my case, I find that the physical paper trail is no longer suitable (or desirable). I should check if there is an updated version for the 21st century! :)

Having said that, the tips and ideas are good, you may just have to adapt them for you and perhaps the lack of PA!!! Lol

Now Reading: Hearing

Now reading: Hearing, an introduction & practical guide. Edited by JR Tysome and RG Kanegaonkar

Hearing Hearing is essential for normal communication. We are able to localise sound with surprising accuracy and can detect time differences as small as the time it takes for sound to pass from the mouth of one person to the ear of another. However, hearing loss is underdiagnosed, poorly understood and a common cause of social isolation. Hearing: An Introduction and Practical Guide provides a basic understanding of the science of hearing, the causes of hearing loss and how hearing loss can be clinically assessed and effectively treated.

The book is divided into three sections, beginning with a review of the basic anatomy, physiology and principles of hearing. The second section addresses clinical and audiological assessment of hearing as well as imaging of the ear. The third section features an extensive series of chapters on focused topics covering the range of causes of hearing loss, their management and options for hearing rehabilitation.

Clear, concise and comprehensive, Hearing: An Introduction and Practical Guide is an excellent source of information for ENT surgeons, general practitioners and trainees. It presents a quick reference and practical guide for assessing and managing patients with hearing loss.