Scrum by Jeff Sutherland

At first glance, Scrum looks like a productivity or self-help book for individuals. It is not. (Just wanted to get this out of the way, as imo the title/subtitle of the book could have been clearer.) Scrum is about team productivity. The book provides a framework for working in transparent, robust teams. The book isContinue reading “Scrum by Jeff Sutherland”

Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch

Because Internet delved into how (American) English evolved with the internet. The book had a good concept and a good start. I was amused to learn what kind of internet person (there are different waves and subgroups) I was. McCulloch also tackled internet slang (up until the book was published in 2019), which was quiteContinue reading “Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch”

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper

This one is another book from the pile of unread books I’d accumulated over the years. I bought Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries in New York back in 2017 and finally read this at the end of 2019. So here’s a familiar sounding remark about my latest read: I can’t believe IContinue reading “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper”