Archive for the 'What I’m reading' Category

Ideas alway have a future

Still working my way down the reading list for my coursework this fall at ITP. I hadn’t read Lessig before but this has been an interesting look at intellectual and creative rights. The two key words at the moment seem to be the idea of “commons” and open source that is threatening the status quo [...]

Useful Evolution

Cheers for a great recommendation from Tom Igoe for Henry Petroski’s great book,The Evolution of Useful Things. Usually we don’t consider the number of steps that a great “invention” takes on its way to an optimal form. Petroski does a nice job of breaking down seemingly simple objects like the paperclip and demonstrate the confluence [...]