I have a weakness for cool tools and wonderful aids. Herein are my recommendations for books, tools, software, videos, maps, gadgets, and gear. I list stuff that is handy or rewards my self-education. If it also opens up new possibilities, even better. I only recommend things I like and I ignore the rest. As well as I can, I provide ordering or access information for each item. If that information is in error, or you have a favorite tool I don't know about and you think I would love, please let me know.
Tools Are the Revolution - Kevin Kelly
How to Design a 10,000-Year Clock - Danny Hillis
The Rosetta Disk - Kevin Kelly
Shelter and Livelihood
Tools and Technology