In Firefox, I keep one bookmarks folder as a wish list, containing links to the Amazon pages of books I would like to read some day. Whenever I see something I like, I add it to the list. And whenever I need something new to read, I go into that folder do an “Open All in Tabs” and pick one or two to buy.
As I don’t purchase books in the order that I bookmarked them, there are a couple of titles that have been on my wish list for quite some time, but for one reason or another have been trumped by others again and again and thus were never purchased.
So today, I purge these old timers from my wish list and publish them here instead. All of these books are great based on what I’ve heard about them, I just don’t think that after such a long time, I will ever get around to buying them.
- The Founder’s Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup by Noam Wasserman
- Building Web Reputation Systems by Randy Farmer and Bryce Glass
- Whoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay by John Lanchester
- The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee