This is meant to be an unformed list of all the books that I am
desirous of reading at some point. Books that I've already bought and
plan to read in the immediate future will be listed on the recently read page. There's also a page of
the previous "serious" books and
fiction books I've read. Any
comments, suggestions, etc, should be forwarded on to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I felt like including my Amazon
wish list here, so I did. See what books have piled up that I
have considered buying at one point or another.
Snap to Grid, by Peter Lunenfeld
Recommended by Phil Agre on his Red-Rock-Eater mailing list.. "Snap to
Grid is brilliant. Lunenfeld's aesthetic sensibility is a cleansing
wind that blows away the cyber fog and reveals the contours of a
critical practice of computing. His concisely written and endlessly
observant book will appeal to everyone who wants to bridge the
artistic and technical aspects of design."
I know very little about Noam Chomsky, other than he is a famous
linguist, and he has political books out. However, a friend of mine saw
the movie Manufacturing Consent, which was either produced by or written
by or something by Chomsky, and said it was really good, and recommended
learning more. So now I'm curious. (summer 95) I bought the book
Manufacturing Consent, co-written by Chomsky and Edward Herman.
Haven't read it. Saw the movie though.
Systemantics, by John Gall
Orality and Literacy, by Walter Ong
The Logic of Writing, The Organization of Society, by Jack Goody
The Psychology of Literacy, by Sylvia Scriber and Michael Cole
Computer Privacy Handbook, by Andre Bacard
I know nothing about these books, other than they were mentioned in
passing in netnews groups I read. Sounded interesting though.