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Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Recomendo Recommended

I think part of my fascination with the internet began with The New Book of Knowledge Encyclopedias we had as kids. Over time, I think I read the entire set, plus anything else on the family's bookshelf. In the middle 1980's The Whole Earth Catalog was published. I devoured this as well. It was like the web before there was a web, full of all sorts of articles and reviews of "Hey, look at this cool thing!" Kevin Kelly was one of the early editors and contributors to the Whole Earth catalogs and has continued it to some degree with his cool tools blog Recomendo. This is some helpful, tightly written stuff on some odd things you never think you might need or need to know. I especially like the reviews of documentary films. It is a small site but looks like is it is aimed to grow. Howard Rheingold does a similar thing as well. He was the editor of The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog. Some say that Epinions and Amazon kind of fill the void of these books, however they aren't nearly as well written and "Gee Whiz!" as TWECs were. And with the web, there really isn't a need to publish the books anymore, but there still is a need for a place to go to get a distilled advice on tools and ideas that will make the world a better place. Let's keep looking.