MadamEulalie.org has the pre-1923 stories of humorist P.G. Wodehouse. They’ve just added some golf stories. You might know the two chief Wodehouse characters: Jeeves, the perfect butler and Wooster, an amiable upper-class goofball. The stories are free to read and download.
ipl.org : The call letters stand for “Internet Public Library,” a reference service provided by Drexel University dozens of other universities. There are more than 13,000 texts online, plus links to newspapers, magazines and libraries around the world. There are research sections designed for children and teenagers as well as adults. An outstanding service.
“Lean Analytics,” by Eric Ries, $30 from O’Reilly, or $16 from discounters, gives you the ins and outs of using data to build a successful business.
The book is full of examples from businesses of all sizes. One of the author’s insights is that big data can be overused. You may find out that a certain
Librophile.com has free audio books with lots of good titles: “Lost World,” “Pollyanna,” “Tarzan,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” etc. “They also have “The Federalist Papers,” and, for those of another persuasion, “The Anti-Federalist Papers.” Not all books are free, but several dozen are.
Most people who get audio books from Audible.com only listen to one or two, yet pay $25 a month for unlimited access to over 100,000 titles. AudioBooks.com has a much smaller library: just 25,000. But they’ve come out with $15 a month plan for one audio book at a time. If you only want a three month trial membership, Audible, at $7.49 a month, is still the better deal. After that, AudioBooks is cheaper.
“Encyclopedia of Electronic Components, Vol. 1,” by Charles Platt; $25, oreilly.com.
This book is an education. We thought it would be just a long list of parts and what they’re called, but it is an explanation of the major pieces used in making electronic equipment. For instance, we’ve all heard of diodes, but the book explains eight kinds, what they do and what they’re used for. It even explains what to do if something goes wrong