A friend of mine recently asked me to give some suggestions on print material on the topic of internet and computers. here is what i’ve sent him. if you have anything to add please do!

  • The World is Flat – it’s about how outsourcing is changing the world as we know it, and how India is becoming a Tech Hub.

  • The Tribe – the author of this book is Seth Godin and he is a popular marketing and social internet Guru, he has a blog at http://sethgodin.typepad.com/

  • Groundswell – About the way the internet & social media is changing the way we live and do business

  • Presentation Zen – not sure who recommended it to me or what it’s about. could be good, could be a how-to design websites etc that look and work good.

  • Free Culture – This is a book by a lawyer who helped legally solidify the concept of open source. I’m a pretty big fan of his tho I’ve not read this book (it’s available for free download on his website: http://www.free-culture.cc/freecontent/)

I would definitely go to a bookstore and thumb through these before buying, i also have one more book that was a free download that i made into a real book i’m going to attempt to remember it when we come it’s Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman. Richard M Stallman is a crazy guy but a pretty smart one.

another cool place to learn about things is on http://www.ted.com it obviously requires a computer, but the videos are pretty sweet. some cool ones are: http://www.ted.com/talks/johnny_lee_demos_wii_remote_hacks.html (Wiimote Hacks) & http://www.ted.com/talks/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html (Laurence Lessig)

some magazines that might be of interest: http://www.pcmag.com/ and http://www.eweek.com/ (free subscription) and the Technology Review