Thursday, September 22, 2005

Discontinued Media

(originally posted at

I just finished re-reading The Illuminatus! Trilogy and for the first time since April I headed over to my Amazon wishlist.  I was surprised to see just how many things were unavailable for me to purchase.  Whether they were rare to begin with, foreign, sold out, or just plain poor-performers... a lot of what I want, I can't get.  That annoys me.

So before I delete them from my wishlist, I thought I'd list them here for posterity:
  • Do Android Crows Fly Over the Skies of an Electronic Tokyo?: The Interactive Urban Landscape of Japan by Akira Suzuki
  • Making Common Sense of Japan (Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies) by Steven R. Reed
  • Sewer, Gas & Electric: The Public Works Trilogy by Matt Ruff Thanks Mark!
  • Unbounding the Future: The Nanotechnology Revolution by Eric Drexler (may be available free online)
  • The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida
  • Hyperthought by M.M. Buckner (he may still be active on the extropians list, might have a copy around)
  • Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett
  • Going Inside: A Tour Round a Single Moment of Consciousness by John McCrone
  • Speedology: Speed on New York on Speed by Timothy Levitch
  • The Cruise by Bennett Miller (VHS)
  • Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power by Victor Hanson
  • Power and Prosperity: Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships by Mancur Olson
  • Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny (Vintage) by Robert Wright
  • The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World by Lawrence Lessig
  • Creative Destruction: How Globalization is Changing the World's Cultures by Tyler Cowen
  • Alternatives to Economic Globalization by John Cavanagh
  • Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution by Howard Rheingold
  • Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years by Bruce Sterling
  • The Coming Biotech Age: The Business of Bio-Materials by Richard W. Oliver
  • Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology by Stephen Wilson
  • Metaman: The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism (may also still be active on the extropians list)
  • Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution by Francis Fukuyama
  • Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School by Gene Callahan
  • The Power of Identity: The Information Age - Economy, Society and Culture (Castells, Manuel. Information Age, 2.) by Manuel Castells
  • Linked: The new Science of Networks by Alberto-Laszlo Barabasi (may be available free online)
  • Painful bu Fabulous: The Life and Art of Genesis P-Orridge by Douglas Rushkoff
  • Vurt by Jeff Noon (audio cassette)

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