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October 30, 2004

Stuff to read

De Zengotita, Thomas. Mediated: The Hidden Effects of Media on People, Places, and Things. Bloomsbury, 2005.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva.: The anarchist in the library :how the clash between freedom and control is hacking the real world and crashing the system /
New York : Basic Books, c2004.
xvii, 253 p. ; 25 cm.
TC Law Library T58.5 .V35 2004

Vaidhyanathan, Siva.: Copyrights and copywrongs :the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity /
New York : New York University Press, c2001.
TC Wilson Library Z642 .V35 2001

Stephenson, Neal.: Cryptonomicon. New York : Avon Press, 1999.
918 p. ; 25 cm.
TC Wilson Library PS3569.T3868 C79 1999

Rosebury, Brian. Tolkien: a Cultural Phenomenon. 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Baldridge, Letitia.: Letitia Baldridge's New Manners for New Times. New York: Scribner, 2003. ISBN 074321062X

Frank, Thomas. What's the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2004. ISBN 0805073396

Geiger, Roger L. Knowledge and Money: Research Universities and the Paradox of the Marketplace. Stanford UP, 2004.
TC Wilson Library Q180.U5 G345 2004

Laing, Gordon. Digital Retro. Sybex Inc., 2004. ISBN: 078214330X

Russo, Richard. Empire falls. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 483 p. ; 24 cm.
TC Wilson Library PS3568.U812 E4 2001b

Posted by trail001 at October 30, 2004 11:05 AM


You'll love Stephenson's book (if this is a list of books YOU want to read) but then alas you'll have to pony up for the new ones - the trilogy. At a hefty 1000+ pp each, I should think it would make nice reading for Christmas vacation...

Posted by: Sno Cones at October 31, 2004 10:05 AM

I hated Cryptonomicon. Way too dense. But then I loved "Mr Norrell and Jonathan Strange." Go figure.

Posted by: Shane at November 4, 2004 1:58 PM

Hey! No one's supposed to bother reading this thing! But thanks for the opinions. I've held off reading Stephenson because I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I've heard good things from too many people.

Also just adored Strange & Norrell. A great yarn, and unexpectedly moving at the end.

Posted by: Stacie at November 4, 2004 2:48 PM