Friday, September 7, 2007
Not reading enough books?
I admit, it has become tough to read books: the demands of job and life in 2.0, family, kid: it's very hard to find time for books.
Dailylit.com has the answer for you: You can get your book fix via email or RSS feed - especially a good idea for PDA's and my trusted iPhone. Books are divided into bit-size installments you can read in a few minutes. Dailylit focuses on classics: you can choose between Jane Austen, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, René Descartes and tons of worthwhile reads.
Sure, this is not for the book chinstroker. It doesn't provide you with the real experience intended by the author. But it's an interesting approach to make these voluminous novels accesible for the MTV generation. Personally, I think it works best for books like Sun Tzu's 'Art of War'. A quote that I received in my first installment could be right from Tom Peters:
'The Commander stands for the virtues of wisdom,
sincerely, benevolence, courage and strictness.'