Can't believe that I'm in Beantown with two games in the regular season left, everything up for grabs, and the Bosox and Yanks playing a mile away in Fenway—as I board a plane to Santiago. (Our lucky pal Erik will be at Sunday's finale, and doubtless report—if the right side wins. His absurd excuse for "indulging myself" is that it's his wife Annette's birthday—sure, Erik.) In a lesser vein, I'm indulging myself on this week's trip (the Big Three: Santiago, Buenos Aires, Nashville) with non-fiction. Four on the platter: The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture, by John Battelle; The PayPal Wars: Battles with eBay, the Media, the Mafia, and the Rest of Planet Earth, by early PayPal employee Eric Jackson; What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, by John Markoff; and Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies—and What It Means to Be Human, by Joel Garreau. I expect all of them will read like sci-fi—except that they've come true or are coming true—and are indeed "changing everything."
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