"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
A highly respected information technology expert published an article this week saying scientific advances could have an unprecedented negative impact on human life within the next two generations. Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems explains why he once believed improvements in software and other high-tech products would improve and enhance our existence, and why he now has serious misgivings.
- Bill Joy Sun Microsystems
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