Articles Archive for February 2007

Book Stuff, Reviews »

February 22nd, 2007 | 2 Comments | Category: Book Stuff, Reviews

The following blurb appeared on Erik Davis’ blog yesterday (Thanks, Erik!):
“Roy Christopher is the supersharp, humble, and very friendly guy who runs the website frontwheeldrive.com, which has long been one of my favorite spots online to feel the technoculture’s intellectual pulse — which in Christopher’s case is primarily sensed through dialogue. The thirtysomething Christopher has a rich background — skateboards, BMX, zines, hip hop, Communication Theory degree from San Diego State (which is brimming with SF writers, by the way) — and all this (or something else, perhaps an alien …

Interviews »

February 05th, 2007 | 4 Comments | Category: Interviews

Since its original publication in 1998, Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld’s Information Architecture for the World Wide Web — a.k.a. “the polar bear book” — has been the standard text and handbook for information architects. The recently released third edition has been updated and expanded to include the user-driven aspects of Web 2.0 (It covers so much in fact that it could almost be called “the bi-polar bear book”). It also includes Morville’s latest kick, “ambient findability,” the latter of which is also the topic of his latest book of …

Book Stuff »

February 01st, 2007 | Comments Off on Follow for Now: Now Available! | Category: Book Stuff

Follow for Now: Interviews with Friends and Heroes is now available from followfornow.com. Copies have arrived in the warehouse (my garage) and are awaiting padded envelopes.
“This book is an exotic plant with roots sucking nutrients from the skulls of the most interesting people on the planet. Prepare to be pollinated.”
— Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of boingboing.net
Spanning over seven years, Follow for Now includes interviews with such luminaries as Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, DJ Spooky, Philip K. Dick, Aesop Rock, Erik Davis, Howard Bloom, David X. Cohen, Richard Saul Wurman, N. Katherine …