I’m trying to teach my self how to build iPhone applications and I found this book from Apress: Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK. I just want to say that this book is excellent! I read programming books all the time. Which is a little disconcerting because I’m not that great a programmer, but then I also like to read the ingredients on things like liquid soap even though I know nothing about chemistry. But that’s besides the point. I love this book because of it’s use of repetition. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about learning and general expectations that come with it. I’m reading Joseph Pieper’s Leisure: The Basis Of Culture and so I am already interested in thinking about how to slow down, improve filters and make time for deep contemplative thought. Coincidentally I also just read an article by Tim O’Reilly on pedagogy and repetition: Hard Work and Practice in Learning which is also very relevant. I’m starting to think that maybe we’re getting to a time when technology can take care of it self and we can sit some rounds out to get some quality time with our brains.