Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Woo hoo! Mr. UPS just dropped off my copy of Wolfram's book, which I got from Amazon. Okay, now I just have to read the sucker.
I'm really surprised at the lack of mass-media reviews of this work. For instance, this is the kind of book you'd expect Slate to have one of their Book Club features going on this. Maybe they will, but somehow I doubt that new editor Jacob Weisberg is very intersted in matters scientific. Kaus might be interested, especially since Wolfram Explains It All might mean that Kaus can find a settling reasoning behind consciousness.
Here's a review by Ray Kurzweil, and here's an analysis from, of all places, Business Week.