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Ahmet Ertegun has passed away. Ertegun founded Atlantic Records because he loved music, and at 83, the BBC reports: He suffered a head injury when he fell at a Rolling Stones concert at New York’s Beacon Theatre in October, and died after slipping into a coma. (Emphasis added.) His book “What I’d Say: The Atlantic…

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Michael Howard announces the imminent availability of his new book, “The Security Development Lifecycle” by Michael Howard and Steve Lipner: This time the book documents the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), a process that we’ve made part of the software development process here at Microsoft to build more secure software. Many customers, press, analysts, and, to…

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I’ve been meaning to blog about “The Far Enemy: Why Jihad Went Global ” by Fawaz Georges for quite some time. The book is a fascinating look at the internal debates of the various Jihadist sub-groups, and takes its title from an argument over targeting the “near enemy,” or local government, or the “far enemy,”…

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There’s an interesting contrast between “The Problem With Brainstorming” at Wired, and “Here’s an Idea: Let Everyone Have Ideas” at the New York Times. The Problem with Brainstorming starts out with some history of brainstorming, and then moves to its soft underbelly: The tendency of groupthink to emerge from groups: Thinking in teams, and pitching…

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Edward Tufte’s new book, Beautiful Evidence, is now at the printer and should be available in May 2006. The book is 214 pages, full color, hard cover, and at the usual elegant standards of Graphics Press. (Thanks, Mr. X!)

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