I'm ready to start the third book of the Hightouch Book Club. We read books that "touch on the intersection of technology and culture (loosely defined)". I hope you'll consider getting the book, reading along, and even commenting.
The book club can be a lonely place. I know that a few people at least read the last book, The Whuffie Factor because they told me. No one commented in the Friend Feed room, however. It's been so quiet that I had to question the value of the activity. I realized that the exercise satisfied the Delicious Lesson: personal value precedes network value. For me, the value is that I am completing books where in the past I almost never did. I can't count the number of partially read books I have on the bookshelf. Since starting the book club I've finished the last three. Kind of sad that I have to post the notes in order to finish, but that's my reality.
That said, the next read will be Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson. Yes, I know about the unattributed lifting of some of the content from Wikipedia-- I don't care so hold your breath. This book will be available Tuesday, July 7. I hope you'll get it, read along, and maybe even join in the conversation.