Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein supposedly nailed down a good definition of “insanity.” It’s “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That fits Washington Post staff writer Michael S. Rosenwald, with one notable exception. He almost always ends up with the same results—mostly negative publicity about e-books—and I don’t think he minds. Rosenwald’s latest […]

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While at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, I'd like to pay tribute to one of the city's many great intellectual sons: James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79), the titanic Victorian scientist whose work was described by Albert Einstein as the "most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton." His genius touched pure mathematics, electromagnetics, optics (color theory), kinetic theory and thermodynamics, astronomy (the rings of Saturn), and many other disciplines. And he was also a poet.

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Prodigy Launches Infamous Book Publishing Imprint

Prodigy is expanding his resume with the launch of Infamous, a book-publishing imprint. Partnering with indie press Akashic Books, the Queens rapper looks to publish urban and crime literature starting with the release of the his own 90-page work H.N.I.C, co-written by Steven Savile.

The Mobb Deep MC, whose latest LP Albert Einstein with Alchemist dropped earlier this summer, says that he approaches writing books differently than that of his music.

From The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem held a press conference today to launch the updated and expanded Einstein Archives website, at, containing a complete catalog of more than 80,000 documents in the University’s Einstein Archives. This includes more than 40,000 documents contained in Albert Einstein’s personal papers and over [...]

CBS Corp.'s Simon & Schuster is moving up publication of a biography of Steve Jobs to Oct. 24, according to a spokeswoman for the publisher. It marks the second time that the publisher has bumped up the publication date of "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, which was most recently scheduled to come out Nov 21.

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