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In today’s tough economic climate, many of us have money on our mind. But in our efforts to put away a nest egg or at least earn a living, rarely do we take the time to think about how money actually works. We put our faith in the system, trusting the currency of the land—and especially our cash in hand—to retain value now and forever. Is our trust misplaced? Does this commitment to cash in particular make sense in the 21st century? Might there be a better way to transact—even more convenient than checks, credit cards, and PayPal? What if someone told you those better ways could also save lives and help countries pay their debts?
In The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society, David Wolman dares to take a critical look at cash, considering its liabilities and what our world would be like without those trillions of little numbered bits of paper and tiny metal disks.
David Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired. He has also written for such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nature, Outside, Forbes, Discover, and Salon, and was a finalist for a 2012 National Magazine Award for reporting. His previous books are A left-hand turn around the world and Righting the Mother Tongue. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
David Wolman presenta The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society.
Author David Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired, and has written for such publications as Outside, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Discover, Forbes, and Salon, and his work appeared in Best American Science Writing 2009. A former Fulbright journalism fellow in Japan and graduate of Stanford University’s journalism program, he now lives in Portland, Oregon, where he received a 2011 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. His previous books are A Left-Hand Turn Around the World and Righting the Mother Tongue, and a suspense novel Dead Still. Wolman will discuss and sign his fascinating new book The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers - and the Coming Cashless Society (Da Capo) (jpmoore)… (més)
DAVID WOLMAN: RIGHTING THE MOTHER TONGUE 7pm Seeking to untangle the twisted story of English spelling, Wired writer David Wolman (A Left-Hand Turn Around the World) takes us on a wordly adventure from English battlefields to Google headquarters. Tonight Wolman visits with his book, Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling, in which he pickets with spelling reformers outside the national spelling bee, visits the town in Belgium, not England, where the first English books were printed, and takes a road trip with the boss at Merriam-Webster, Inc. The journey is punctuated by spelling battles waged by the likes of Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster, Theodore Roosevelt, Andrew Carnegie and the members of today’s Simplified Spelling Society. (booksense)… (més)
Waucoma Bookstore is hosting Portland author David Wolman for a book signing on Friday, November 7th fro 5:00pm-8:00pm at Waucoma Bookstore (212 Oak Street, Hood River, OR). Wolman will be signing his new book Righting the Mother Tongue.
About the Book How did English spelling get to be so twisted? Who’s to blame for the h in ghost? Who’s to thank for the marvel of spellcheck? Righting the Mother Tongue tells the tale of one untalented speller’s journey into the past, present and future shape of our words. Not all of ’em of course, but many, especially the tricky ones. You’ve persevered in spite of them your whole life: separate, hors d’oeuvres, millennium, occasionally, accommodation, perseverance. The story of English spelling history is as delightful as it is serpentine, punctuated along the way by encounters with word-obsessed characters like Noah Webster, Theodore Roosevelt and George Bernard Shaw. From spelling bee champions and dyslexia researchers, to the creators of spellcheck and the word gurus at Google, Righting the Mother Tongue is an around-the-world attempt to make a little sense of it all.
About the Author David Wolman is an author and journalist based in Portland, Oregon. A frequent contributor to Wired, he has also writes about science, culture and travel for publications such as Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, Discover, New Scientist and Outside. His first book, A Left-Hand Turn Around the World explores the mystery and meaning of left-handedness. Wolman is a former Fulbright Fellow, and holds a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in journalism. (waucomabookstore)… (més)
Warwick's, dimecres, octubre 29, 2008 a les 7:30pm