I’ve been slowly working my way through Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver. It’d be a faster read if I actually had time to sit down and read it–as it is, I don’t think I’ve managed more then 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading in over a week. So far, it’s proving to be a fascinating read, but not for the reasons that I expected–the history in this book is really the fascinating part. I’m not sure how historically accurate all of it is (I should really check when I’m done), but the way he presents the origin of the scientific age is deeply thought-provoking.