Marvin Minsky's book "Society of mind" ebook28 Jan 2016
I was deeply saddened to hear of Marvin Minsky’s passing just this Sunday. Whenever a great man is gone, I am always filled with terrible guilt that I have not paid enough attention to his work and try to compensate quickly by studying up.
Furvuresly scanning the wikipedia.com entry for one of this books, I came up with “Society of mind”. The book immediately grabbed my attention, resonating with my own opinions on the inner working of a mind.
And so I took on the task of converting the HTML pages to some ebook formats, mainly so I could read it on my kindle.
The technical feat itself was not complex at all; basically, I passed the TOC page to quick & dirty spideyscrape.py, and then cleaned up the resulting “one page HTML” from any “per-page” headers/footers, fixed up chapter linking and downloaded the images. The actual ebooks were generated from the HTML with the use of the excellent calibre app.