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Reading

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This page is a quick collection of books that I want to read.

The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
David Weinberger points to this book about the formation of the original Oxford English Dictionary (OED). It gets great reviews on Amazon and as the actual OED is too expensive for my casual use, the story about it’s heroic formation will have to suffice.

The cluetrain manifesto
One of the most influential books written on how the Internet is effecting marketing. One of the writes, David Weinberger, moves on to discuss how the Internet is impacting society. Sounds optimistic, is probably naive and the reviews on Amazon are variable – but it still sounds like a great read.

Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web
Discussed under the Cluetrain manifesto.

Written by Steve George

March 20, 2006 at 17:05

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  1. Hi Steve,
    It’s been a while since we last spoke. You might be interested in the following two books:
    The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford
    Everything Is Miscellaneous by David Weinberger

    Also the following two by Laurence Lessig are worth reading:
    The Future of Ideas
    Free Culture

    Andrew

    Andrew Thompson

    May 17, 2007 at 13:13


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