Sunday, October 24, 2010

Link roundup

1. "Cast your mind back to July. Fast Company launched its 'Influence Project,' a scheme supposedly designed to see who has the most influence online. The results are in! And the winners aren’t anyone that Fast Company mentions in its write-up about the project. That’s how stupid the entire thing was." Via.

2. Cory Doctorow's review of the book Confessions of a Conjuror is a great read. (I'll certainly pick it up if it makes it to paperback.)

3. Seth Godin asks a good question - - why is Amazon's search function so terrible? If you find a book you're interested in, Amazon does a pretty good job of recommending other similar books. But the basic search function, if you don't have a specific book in mind, is all but useless.

*Buy vintage magician posters at Amazon.