Best of Tech Writing

5283331.jpg Right now many of us are in the midst of end-of-semester busyness, whatever that may entail. But when the semester is finally over next week and you’re looking for an interesting read take a look at the Best of Technology Writing 2006 from the University of Michigan Press and the University of Michigan Library.

In the intro, Brendan Koerner, who compiled the volume, talks about wanting to select ” . . . stories that may ostensibly be about bits or motherboards but never lose sight of the human element at their core . . . ” 

Farhad Manjoo writes about Google Books;  Steven Johnson, who spoke at convocation a few years ago, writes about how the Web is like a rainforest; and David Bell writes about how the Web has influenced scholarship. These are short and easy to read. For more information about the series, take a look at the intro page.

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