Let me tell you about a very nasty disease I have:
- I hate reading books
- I hate spend money on books I don’t read
The latest book I read completely was Peopleware by DeMarco, about 6 years ago. It changed my way of thinking quite considerably. I got In Search of Excellence by Peters as a present, but was unable to finish it. Same for Gödel, Escher, Bach which is one of the most boring books I have ever looked into. I wish I had read the book A Mythical Manmonth by Brooks. I read Alice in Wonderland on the little screen of my Palm V, but forgot about most of it.
My wife and kids love to read. Many of the people I admire are addictive readers and I wonder where they find the time to do it. My problem is that I can’t read while driving a car, I can’t read while working as a consultant for a customer, I can’t read while I am playing the piano, I can’t read while eating and I can’t read while reading or writing on the internet. And I can’t read in airplanes on business travels because I do not travel enough and when I do I am too interested in listening to the cockpit radio (I think only United Airlines has an audio channel with the cockpit radio) or preparing for the meetings to come.
If any of you has any idea how to cure my disease, then please tell me… thanks in advance.