The list author says: "I'm a technical reader with a passion for Sci-Fi, murder mysteries, and a heavy dose of technology. I've enjoyed scuba diving, flying (general aviation and the US NAVY), travel, and I used to customize cars (VW bugs). Reading has to bring me new knowledge and experienced to be enjoyable and memorable. I love and collect music, as well. Sports is about the only category I don't frequent."
"This is the single most though provoking book I have ever read. It's one of the few I re-read from time to time, because Jaynes artfully explains the sense of human conscientiousness of a sentient being, in terms that explain historical facts and thinking, and how we have evolved physically and psychologically to something that is so hard to prove, but so much a part of everyone of us."
"All of use strive to put order in our lives, often with much frustration and little understanding. This book helped me in my profession, which is to organize, manage, and some times lead complex technical or research projects."
"This is for people who want to learn more about the physiology of the process we call sleeping. Dr. William Dement and Dr Peter Kelloway were two of my favorite sleep and Epilepsy researchers in the 60s and 70s."
"Born and raised Catholic, I spent a great deal of my youth devoted to the faith and most of my adult life trying to come to terms with it's contradictions and institutional iron. The hedonistic backlash into today's underworld takes its validation from ancient Catholic and pagan rituals, sexual roles, and mysterious acts of torture, self-mutilation, martyrdom, and sexual oppression."
"I programmed on the Apple II and Lisa, before the first Mac came out, at which point I suddenly began to actually enjoy my personal computer and all the things it allowed me to do. I masters Windows and Unix at one time, only to further appreciate what Apple has done for personal computing! Simple, intuitive, and delightful! This book just shows you what you might have missed!"
"The power of this little device is so impressive and intuitive that it often defines explanation. All I really wanted to learn was the new nomenclature. What the heck is gesturing ? Stroking, and how does the 3-D accelerometer work?"