Jaimie is a painter, living on his fading reputation. Francis is drifting through life without much purpose. Against the winter backdrop of the road, they fail to make much sense of each other. In Turin, Max is an American abroad, selling art to expat Russians and the Klosters set. At night by the pool in the Turinese fog, events spin violently out of control.
“Hypnotic,” “violent,” “poetic,” “beautiful,” “dark,” “compelling,” “deliciously evocative” – this first novel by Ben Morris is a road-novel remade as a slow-burning thriller.
Ben Morris writes about software for a living. He founded Thief Press as an experiment in digital publishing, to publish his own and others' fiction. He is married with three children, and lives in North London. Driving Jaimie is his first novel.
It's not a how-to book, it's a 'what and why' book. And because it names names as it unwinds the design decisions which have shaped the OS, it is also a 'who' book. It will show where the OS came from, how it has evolved to be what it is, and provide a simple model for understanding what it is, how it is put together, and how to interface to it and work with it. It will also show why design decision were made, and will bring those decisions to life in the words of Symbian's key architects and developers, giving an insider feel to the book as it weaves the "inside story" around the architectural presentation.
The book will describe the OS architecture in terms of the Symbian system model. It will show how the model breaks down the system into parts, what role the parts play in the system, how the parts are architected, what motivates their design, and how the design has evolved through the different releases of the system.
Key system concepts will be described; design patterns will be explored and related to those from other operating systems. The unique features of Symbian OS will be highlighted and their motivation and evolution traced and described.
The book will include a substantial reference section itemising the OS and its toolkit at component level and providing a reference entry for each component.
Deals with issues of continuing relevance for educational thought and practice, such as the education and training of teachers and diminishing the gap between schooling and education.
Considers the nature and function of educational research, the conflict between arts and sciences in education and the concept of guidance.
Examines teaching in its interpersonal context, and at the revolt of youth and the sexual revolution.
Assesses the influence of Freud, Winifred Mercier, William Boyd and Herbert Read.