Work has meant different things to people over the years, and its meaning continues to change today, Shell explained. But there’s no doubt that, as a way to provide both necessities and personal fulfillment, it is essential.
When Garfinkel, a veteran journalist with a PhD in computer science, was offered the chance to write "The Computer Book," he knew right away that he wanted to take on the project. “Books are more work than you think, but they stay on the library shelves after you die,” he said to the KSJ fellows in April.
“I was never going to write a straight-up, ‘This is termites, aren't they great,’ book,” Margonelli said. But she also wasn’t quite clear on what she was going to write. Halfway through, she turned to her editors for advice. Make it weird, they advised. So Margonelli made it weird.