Saturday, August 1, 2009

Jason Kottke: best books

Jason Kottke builds web sites and edits the famous blog.

He named a best books list for The Week. One title on the list:
The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage (Walker, $15).

Even though it’s a history of the telegraph, this book is always relevant. The rise of the 1830s communication device continues to be a fantastic metaphor for each new Internet technology that comes along, from e-mail to IM to Facebook to Twitter.
Read about the other five books on Kottke's list.

The Victorian Internet also appears on Evgeny Morozov's list of ten books to learn how technology shapes the world.

--Marshal Zeringue