An excellent application by James Coppel of M.I.T. applying Franklin’s reading approach to software code: I would clarify to make a note of the general “drift” of the code, and later, from that synopsis, start filling in the details. The Benjamin Franklin Method of Reading Programming Books Thanks, Ben!
Shai Afsai has published a nice article here clarifying a nasty rumor from the 1930s. He will be speaking on Franklin’s influence on Judaism on January 22, 2016 in Providence, RI. Thank you! The full URL: http://jvhri.org/the-news/community/2983-benjamin-franklin-s-anti-semitism-debunked
Shai Afsai, a researcher and writer from Providence, Rhode Island, presented a series of three lectures on January 16-17, 2015, including discussing Benjamin Franklin’s connection with the Jews of his day and his subsequent influence on Judaism’s mussar movement. The lecture series was described, with photographs, in this report. We note with pleasure that the …
As noted in the article below, Franklin’s list of virtues and his method to establish them as habits have inspired people intent on self-improvement for almost three hundred years. Most recently, Teresa Jordan chronicled her attempt to live as Franklin might have liked. Details are on her website: www.teresajordan.com.