I have toooooo many books on my reading list! A great problem to have.
- At breakfast I’m reading How Wikipedia Works. I just finished the second chapter, The World Gets a Free Encyclopedia, which is very very good. It gives a great historical and cultural context for Wikipedia’s development. This is something rather missing from Wikipedia: The Missing Manual. Licensed GFDL. Yay! I think I need to start reading it a bit faster so I can review it before Christmas.
- On the train I’m reading Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky which is, unsurprisingly, excellent.
- At night I’m reading ©ontent, a collection of essays by Cory Doctorow. I didn’t like the first one much — something about the tone of it just rubbed me the wrong way — but since it is a collection I’m not too concerned. Licensed CC-BY-NC-SA, so you can read it or even listen to it (apparently fans send in recordings) online if you prefer.
- And yesterday I received a free copy of MediaWiki Skins Design from the publisher, for review. (Finally, the perks of blogging!! :)) MediaWiki seems to be particularly lacking in skins, so this book may be a good addition. Pity it’s not released under a free license. I plan to try and create a skin by using the book as a reference, to see if it stands up. Should be good. :)
Hope you find the MediaWiki book useful – if you get stuck anywhere, feel free to let me know!
— Richard · 1. November 2008, 19:53
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