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The MIT "platform series" is fascinating - specifically:

_Racing The Beam_ (study of the atari 2600 platform) _The Future was Here_ (study of the amiga platform)

Best books I've read in the last five years:

_Debt: The First 5000 Years_

_Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means_ (william vollman)

Another HUGE vote for 'Debt: The First 5000 Years'. This book simply changes the way you look at the entire world.

Another one I read and loved this year that is in the same sphere of interest, with a relatively similar appreciation (though it is European history focused rather than anthropologically centered) is 'Founder: Meyer Amschel Rothschild and His Time' @ http://www.amazon.com/b/dp/0571279635

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