Information Poverty

As I ponder information poverty and the implications of the read/write web, I wonder if some poverty allievation may be achieved through these new technologies. 

I am preparing to hibernate for the winter with a bunch of books:

The Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It – Jonathan Zittrain
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations – Clay Shirky
Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies – Charlene Li
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means – Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge – Cass R. Sunstein
Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages – Alex Wright
Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder – David Weinberger (Repeat)
Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr
Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Anthony D. Williams, Don Tapscott
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob by Lee Siegel (Repeat)
The Cult of the Amateur by Andrew Keen (Repeat)
The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown
Tagging: People-powered Metadata for the Social Web by Gene Smith

This is what most of them look like:

Winter reading list


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