For reasons I won't go into, I've been thinking about trying a little Meditation. I thought I'd look for something a bit longer than Robert Anton Wilson's recommendations, so I browsed some books. Blech, too much (anti-)intellectual baggage.
- Later I found I already had Israel Regardie's Lazy Mans Guide To Relaxation ISBN:0941404285 (Meditation) non my shelf, another Thin Book.
Then I remembered that I had read a message online somewhere about someone's friend considering writing a book called Religion ForSkeptics.
Then I thought, maybe that should be For Hackers instead. Because point isn't just to be questioning (Critical Thinking), but to be positively engaged and proactive. And the Hacker mindset needs to be spread... (update: think "RealityHacker")
What might some characteristics of such books be?
clear narrow intent, Context, relevance
emphasis on testable theories
recognition of uncertainties, alternative theories, etc.
use of operational language style, e.g. EPrime
- and Pre-Fab smells related
Magazines For Hackers (besides the obvious)