Following up from the last post, and since I’m sure we are all making the resolution to read more books next year, here are some books on my reading list for 2012:
- Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age by William Powers
- The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
- What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
- The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu
- The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption by Clay A. Johnson (not yet available)
- Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World by Tina Rosenberg
- Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
- A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by Douglas Thomas
- The Internet of Elsewhere: The Emergent Effects of a Wired World by Cyrus Farivar
- Consuming History: Historians and Heritage in Contemporary Popular Culture by Jerome De Groot
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath
- Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room by David Weinberger (not yet published)
- many many archives-related books
Right now I’m reading Processing the Past: Contesting Authority in History and the Archives, by Francis X. Blouin, Jr. (Bentley Historical Library) and William Rosenberg (Univ. of Michigan). This might make a good virtual book club topic if people are up for it next year.
What about you–what’s on your reading list?