The Prince

This week I read The Prince, written by Niccolò Machiavelli, translated by Ninian Hill Thomson. In a technical discussion centered on deep learning aided computer architecture design space exploration, a colleague brought up the word “machiavelli”. From there, it is trivial for me to trace a path to this book The Prince that in turn … Continue reading The Prince

Julius Caesar

I saw the new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy: Julius Caesar by the Bridge Theatre London. This new show is not for the faint-hearted, involving a significant amount of on-stage shooting, fighting and battlefield effects. My favorite characters are Gaius Cassius Longinus played by Michelle Fairley and Marcus Brutus by Ben Whishaw. Michelle Fairley performed marvellously. … Continue reading Julius Caesar


My book of this week is Night, written by Elie Wiesel and translated by his wife Marion Wiesel. Elie wrote about his experience of being deported from his home town Sighet in northern Transylvania  to concentration camps  towards the end of the WWII in 1944, at age fifteen. Elie’s mother and sisters were separated from … Continue reading Night