Summer Books for a Billionaire
When Bill Gates announced his 2016 summer reading list, geeks rejoiced. As in previous years, it’s a stack of books full of a lot of long words and sentences. No James Patterson or Stephen King for him; certainly no Austen or Dickens.
To his credit, there is a novel, a sci-fi one that does look interesting, Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. But even this book may be a little complicated for some. As Gates put it: “You might lose patience with all the information you’ll get about space flight—Stephenson, who lives in Seattle, has clearly done his research—but I loved the technical