This is a list of reads, long and short, that I came accross over time and thought are worth bookmarking for whatever reason.

Natural Language

The awful German Language by Mark Twain , a humorous exploration of the frustrations a native speaker of English has with learning German as a second language.

What’s universal grammar? Evidence rebuts Chomsky’s theory of language learning by P. Ibbotson & M. Tomasello, Scientific American (Nov 2016)

Coding, Python etc.

Python List Implementation from Laurent Luce’s blog (Mar 2011)

100 numpy exercises

Why I Hate Python (Or Any Dynamic Language, Really) Abscissa’s Blog (Oct 2012)

Programming Sucks by Still Drinking (Apr 2014)

Education, parenting et al.

The Fragile Generation: Bad policy and paranoid parenting are making kids too safe to succeed by Lenore Skenazy & Jonathan Haidt, reason (Dec 2017)

Why Are Middle East Girls Better in School Than Boys? by Amanda Ripley, The Atlantic (Sept 2017)

Why do we teach girls that it’s cute to be scared? by Caroline Paul, The New York Times (Feb 2016)

Richard Feynman on Education in Brazil a book Chapter from “Surely you’re joking, Mr. Feynman!”, blog by Rob Shearer (April 2014)