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
In 2022, we are happy to note that Shai Afsai has published a handsome website on Franklin and Judaism at shaiafsai.com/benjamin-franklin. At this writing, the site has links to his discussion of the Parable Against Persecution, the Mussar Movement (13 virtues), Thomas Paine and other topics. Thank you so much! Earlier notes Shai Afsai, a …
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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.
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: https://franklinpapers.yale.edu/ — Sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and Yale University: Digital Edition by the Packard Humanities Institute. Clearly the best and most authoritative source on Benjamin Franklin’s writings anywhere. Select Digital Edition to be taken to the Packard Humanities Institute digital text archive and/or the PHI homepage. As of …
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