Author Archives: Mustapha Hamoui

About Mustapha Hamoui

I'm a Lebanese designer, businessman, geek, and blogger at beirutspring.com ..

An Important Discovery

At some point in 2011 –I can’t remember exactly when– I came to a very important realization about reading and the internet. That realization is not exactly a breakthrough, since I’m sure many of you have on some level gotten

An Important Discovery

At some point in 2011 –I can’t remember exactly when– I came to a very important realization about reading and the internet. That realization is not exactly a breakthrough, since I’m sure many of you have on some level gotten

Do You Want To Read a Book That Makes You Smarter?

You know those books. The ones that over-promise and under-fulfill. “Learn Chinese in 3 days”, “Become rich by working 2 hours a days”. I gave up on those books a long time ago, and with time I developed a keen

Do You Want To Read a Book That Makes You Smarter?

You know those books. The ones that over-promise and under-fulfill. “Learn Chinese in 3 days”, “Become rich by working 2 hours a days”. I gave up on those books a long time ago, and with time I developed a keen

Paper Books Belong to the Past

I wonder what many of us book lovers should be thinking of the news that Encyclopaedia Britannica, the 240-year-old reference, has decided to stop printing books and move the entire thing online. I think we should celebrate. This an opportunity

Paper Books Belong to the Past

I wonder what many of us book lovers should be thinking of the news that Encyclopaedia Britannica, the 240-year-old reference, has decided to stop printing books and move the entire thing online. I think we should celebrate. This an opportunity

The Logic of Life, by Tim Harford

I often like to make theories about knowledge and life. Its adds structure to my understanding of the world and gives me a comforting delusion of self-importance. Here’s one of those theories: Of all human disciplines, there are two that

The Logic of Life, by Tim Harford

I often like to make theories about knowledge and life. Its adds structure to my understanding of the world and gives me a comforting delusion of self-importance. Here’s one of those theories: Of all human disciplines, there are two that

Was Walter Isaacson the Right Person to Write Steve Job’s Biography?

Steve Jobs, by Walter Issaacson is supposed to be the definitive book on the life and work of Steve Jobs, Apple’s legendary founder and genius extraordinaire. Isaacson –also author of biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein— practically lived with his

Was Walter Isaacson the Right Person to Write Steve Job’s Biography?

Steve Jobs, by Walter Issaacson is supposed to be the definitive book on the life and work of Steve Jobs, Apple’s legendary founder and genius extraordinaire. Isaacson –also author of biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein— practically lived with his

Does The Future of Books Have to be Charmless?

Let’s face it: The world of books as we know it is changing. A quick look at this chart and it becomes clear to us why E-books are slowly taking over the world. But many of us –poor souls who

Does The Future of Books Have to be Charmless?

Let’s face it: The world of books as we know it is changing. A quick look at this chart and it becomes clear to us why E-books are slowly taking over the world. But many of us –poor souls who

Virtually You, By Elias Aboujaoude

Let’s be frank. Usually, our experience with this sort of books is bad. There are many authors out there who, for various reasons, don’t get the internet and write all sorts of crappy books about why it’s bad for you

Virtually You, By Elias Aboujaoude

Let’s be frank. Usually, our experience with this sort of books is bad. There are many authors out there who, for various reasons, don’t get the internet and write all sorts of crappy books about why it’s bad for you