You know, for a guy who carries a Powerbook around a good chunk of the time, a digital camera most of the time, writes his own Palm software, and maintains a blog, I’m a little behind on my geeky must-reads. Luckily, as I settle into full-time work and move away from freelance — which actually seems to be giving me more free time, I’ll be able to do some catching up on…
- Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. It’s doubly shameful that I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet, since I’m both a geek and Filipino. Big thanks to Emma Jane for giving me her hardcopy edition!
- Idoru, All Tomorrow’s Parties and Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Also a shame, because at Crazy Go Nuts University, I was the go-to guy for cyberpunk.
I’m also catching up on my popular culture criticism reading:
- Cute, Quaint, Hungry and Romantic: The Aesthetics of Consumerism by Daniel Harris
- Welcome to the Jungle: The Why Behind “Generation X” by Geoffrey T. Holtz.