I read this post with some sadness, as John is giving his blog a break. He writes book reviews, great pieces about proper books. He says it’s going to be temporary, I hope it will be.
John’s blog is an example of why handing the process of publishing into the hands of everyone is a good idea. Amongst the egos, the idiots and the talentless are the gems like John, who make sifting through all the shit worthwhile.
Without the internet, and without the development of the technology that democratises the power to publish, I would never have bought the books he recommended and my life would have been less rich as a result.
Just another reason why this stuff matters.
Photo credit: Ravages
I’ve seen some interesting stuff pop up in my RSS over the last few days – here’s some of them:
- Shel Holtz has a really interesting post about using Ning as a communication and collaboration platform for projects.
- BookSprouts is an online community for readers. There are others.
- MacMod will be a Mac only social network
- Neville has been having problems with his iPhone. I’m waiting on a call from my local Apple Store for my second replacement. They really are the Alpha Romeo of smartphones.
- John Self picks his books of 2008.
- TweeTree is a new service that does what Quotably used to do: put Twitter conversations into a sensible, threaded order.