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by Philip Greenspun

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ISBN:
1588750019
ISBN13:
978-1588750013
Author:
Philip Greenspun
Publisher:
ArsDigita Press (July 15, 2000)
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Pages:
353 pages
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1811 kb
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1674 kb
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Photography & Video
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Rating:
4.7

Philip Greenspun founded the Scalable Systems for Online Communities group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Philip Greenspun founded the Scalable Systems for Online Communities group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of five books, mostly on horrifyingly dull technical subjects. Greenspun was born in 1963 and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with Alex, his Samoyed.

Always wanted to do a book about traveling America and now I have seen how it can be done. This work is very compassionate and poetic, Mister Greenspun has shown us a glimpse of his humanity and craftsmanship. I became obsessively driven to finish the book to understand how a MIT super computer geek (pardon the vernacular)could have so much insight and impressive ability to comprehend the importance of observations and art of conversations. I was richly rewarded from a fresh look at a society that I have called home for the last twenty years.

Travels with Samantha. Home : Travel : One Section Join Greenspun as he travels up the spine of the Rocky Mountains into Canada and then up the Alaska Highway. Splash down in a float plane and spend a week with 20 bears. Home : Travel : One Section. This book is about the summer I spent seeing North America, meeting North Americans, and trying to figure out how people live," writes Greenspun after losing his companion. You'll come face to face with examples of the stunning ethnic, scenic, and cultural richness of the continent. Join Greenspun as he travels up the spine of the Rocky Mountains into Canada and then up the Alaska Highway. Work your way through the Inside Passage on the Alaska Marine Highway, and get inside a salmon processing factory.

Travels with Samantha book.

Travels with Samantha is an electronic travelogue. The Home Page resembles the inside cover of a book, and contains a prologue and excerpts of Greenspun's travelogue

Travels with Samantha is an electronic travelogue. Samantha is actually Greenspun's Macintosh PowerBook 170 notebook computer, which frequently becomes the centre of attention during his travels. It is his umbilical cord to the electronic world. The Home Page resembles the inside cover of a book, and contains a prologue and excerpts of Greenspun's travelogue.

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Philip Greenspun is a semi-retired American computer scientist, educator, and early Internet entrepreneur who was a pioneer in developing online communities. His blog, hosted by Harvard Law School, contains his opinions on diverse subjects, from politics, to technology, to even divorce and discrimination law. Greenspun was born on September 28, 1963, grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and received an . in Mathematics from MIT in 1982

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This book is about the summer I spent seeing North America, meeting North Americans, and trying to figure out how people live, writes Greenspun after losing his companion. Youll come face to face with examples of the stunning ethnic, scenic, and cultural richness of the continent. Meet both sides of the language war in Montreal, bored youths in the Midwest, North Dakota Harley riders, struggling single mothers in the Yukon, and free spirits in Alaska. Join Greenspun as he travels up the spine of the Rocky Mountains into Canada and then up the Alaska Highway. Splash down in a float plane and spend a week with bears.
Reviews:
  • Fordrekelv
An awesome book. I just got back from a 1 week hike/camp of the Utah southeastern desert, and read the book along the way. I had admired Philip's photography for awhile and really loved his photo.net site (I learned a lot from it, and I like the layout).
Several quotes from the book really stuck out, like the ex-Marine who said he learned that killing was not a sport, like the woman who put the death of George into a new light around his friends and friendship, etc. I need to go back through it and highlight my favorities, I did not have my handy yellow highlighter in my tent :-).
I was struck about his return to MIT and his home, and the nature of his friendships and all of a sudden all he had to "do" - I struggle with the same things. But we really "do" it to ourselves, eh?
Anyway, I really liked the book, and I also like the several episodes of self deprecating humor. Was amazed also at how much work it must have been, to capture events, record conversations, etc..
All in all, I had trouble putting this book down, one never knew what type of adventure Philip was going to run into next. Really thought his honesty was great, and I also thought he knew what to leave in and what to leave out (you have to read the book to know what I mean :-).
In total - if you like Philip's photo.net site, you will love this book!
  • Hallolan
If you've read some of this book online and you like it, you should buy this print version. I don't know how they did it, but arsDigita press put together the most aesthetically wonderful book I've ever bought. Its layout is similar in style to Greenspun's earlier-published work, Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing, but the binding is better (will survive many readings) and the book itself is neither too heavy nor too flimsy to read on your hands, lap, or table. The quality of the many photographs is fantastic. I showed this book to my mom and asked how much she thought it had cost me: she said "sixty dollars". Perhaps she was exaggerating, but this is truly a quality production worth four times its diminutive price. In case you haven't read any of this book online yet, you should; you will want to buy a hard copy right away.
  • Nightscar
Always wanted to do a book about traveling America and now I have seen how it can be done. This work is very compassionate and poetic, Mister Greenspun has shown us a glimpse of his humanity and craftsmanship.
  • Nalmetus
I first discovered the online version of this book while surfing the photo.net web site for tips and advices from the experts to improve my photographic skills. Before I could finish with the first chapter, my eyes were full of tears of pain and sorrow and my heart was full of sympathy and regrets. I became obsessively driven to finish the book to understand how a MIT super computer geek (pardon the vernacular)could have so much insight and impressive ability to comprehend the importance of observations and art of conversations. I was richly rewarded from a fresh look at a society that I have called home for the last twenty years. Dr. Greenspun dispelled all my cultural myths and shattered many my incorrect sterotypes of how people live and play in this country and in Canada. In his self-imposed mostly lone cross-country oddesy, Dr. Greenspun began to explore his old emotional wounds, visit former lovers and super geeky friends. Instead, he discovered many more unexpected yet wonderful treasures:the warmth and genuine welcome from total strangers on the road, the unimaginable natural beauty, and the importance of family and happiness. He shared with his readers some of the most simple and important lessons of life :"Professors would spend 10 years in school, then 7 years working feverishly, then get crushed when denied tenure. Scientists would spend 30 years trying to really accomplish something, but end up with only a stack of obscure paper in unread journals. Women clawed their way to moderately lucrative middle-management postions but found their career flattening out just as their child-bearing years drew to a close...Nonetheless, I knew precious few "academic and professional strivers" who seemed as happy as Lurel and Eric..." (Page 352) To strive for noble goals of professional accomplishment and greatness sometimes obscured the view of the BIG PICTURE: to be happy is to follow the same rule that has made people happy for thounds of years, namely their family and religion. I cried when his beloved companion George was in the intensive care unit (I am not a dog lover per se), laughed when he hiked to Yellowstone National Park with a ton of camera and lenses on his back(Do you really need all that heavy equipment to take some great photos?), smiled when he visited his college sweet heart(mixed emotions of longing and sweetness), cringed when his prized photographic slides were stolen(watch out for inner city crimes every where in USA!), puzzled when he attended "congregation" in Alaska (New Age religion in Alaska?), shocked when he encountered a German girl who washed his cooler and all the Tupperware containers (I cannot even get my wife to do the dishes), surprised when his super geeky friend Joel has not chaged since college (how many people do you know do not own a TV?), and finally I re-read all the beautiful passages of his conversations with people from all walks of life, full of various yet interesting view points and humor. I learned more about lives, dreams and hopes of ordinary citizens from this book than I have lived this nation the past twenty plus years. To paraphase the great French author and essay writer Michel de Montaigne in 1568, "from the things that are evident and known to all from experience-from the creatures and nature of Man, by which, and from what he knows of himself, it proves what seeks to prove, mainly from what each man has assyed of himself." The introspective examination revealed the univeral and undeniable truth: in mists of urban chaos, traffic congestions, random gun violence, air, land and water pollutions, repressive ignorance and indifference there are beauty and tranquility found every where you look:Boston, Montreal, Ottawa, Minnesota, Yellowstone, Montana, Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Alaska, Vancouver, Seattle, Porland, Colorado, and even MIT! Dr. Greenspun has an unique and intelligent way of caputre his subject matters with his camera and displayed them spendidly as photographs to enhance readers' pleasure. I am a great lover of photography, and can recommend this book just on the high quality of the photographs alone. Even if you have no desire to read a word of Dr.Greenspun's book, I belive you will enjoy all the stunning and unbelievable photos. Comparing with the online version of the photographs, the color and contrast of the photographs would inspire and propel you to visit the locals yourself. Due to Dr. Greenspun's book, I have set aside a loyal sum of money to visit Alaska to photograph wild bears and other wonderful advantures. How exciting would it be to breath the air of Colorado Rockies, listen to the sound of mountain springs in the Yellow Stone, eyewitness the starry night sky of Alaska, smell the wild flowers of Montana, eat the home-made-soup of truck stops of the interstate highways, visit great art museums of Boston and Philpelphia, and most importantly a journey of self-discovery....I treasure this book with all my heart; something viseral and emotional unexplainable with words. Perhaps a great sense of pride and belonging. Perhaps a slight sense of comfort and understanding. Perhaps a wonderful peek at other peoples' inner lives. Perhaps this book reminds me more than any book that I should ignore all the inconviences of daily life and appreciate the gradiose gift of happiness from my family and friends.
  • Anaginn
I first ran across this book online in 1995 or so when the World Wide Web was just starting. The story of Philip's "time off" from MIT, the why and where, caught my attention immediately for a number of reasons: the excellent photography, the reason for his time off (the death of his dog) and the MIT connection. What Philip does is rather unique, that is, merge excellent travel writing with excellent original photography to tell the whole story (most books liek this rely on different authors and photographers, and hence there is a certain disconnect). Since discovering the online book, I have pointed dozens of friends to it, and I believe all have gone on to become fans of Philip's writing and photography. I imagine I will give away a number of copies of the printed versions as upcoming holiday gifts.