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Kevin Kelly's Recommendo provides links to cool stuff for home, school, work and play. via boing boing
posted by crunchburger (7 comments total)
 
Cool! While much of what he recommends are art-specific products that I have no use for, I still think it's interesting to see what items other people buy.

Plus he links to retro label makers for $3 -- I thought they didn't make these anymore! A look back into childhood for sure. Might just have to get me one of those...
posted by GaelFC at 6:49 PM on July 25, 2003


The Whole Earth Catalog and its offspring, were some of the coolest books of the '80s. In many ways they were the web before the web, full of "look at this cool thing" features. Kelly was an editor there for a long time. Recommendo reminds me a lot of Whole Earth. Thanks for the link.
posted by majikwah at 8:35 PM on July 25, 2003


cool list of stuff. anybody know of any other sort of sites where people list products they've been especially happy with?

the web has yet to do this well on a mass scale, i think. i had hope for epionions, and amazon, to some degree, but both of their "review/rating" systems don't seem to do it for me.
posted by fishfucker at 12:00 AM on July 26, 2003


Fishf*cker: Claire Robertson (of loobylu), used to keep a shopping list of sorts... she no longer updates it, but it is available in her archives.
posted by silusGROK at 5:55 AM on July 26, 2003


Thanks! Great site!
posted by mcchesnj at 10:55 AM on July 26, 2003


"the web has yet to do this well on a mass scale, i think. i had hope for epionions, and amazon, to some degree, but both of their "review/rating" systems don't seem to do it for me."

I tend to agree. I wrote the chef's knife review currently featured on the site (there's a much longer version here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/fieldsnyc/11162.html). I like to write stuff like this, but I'm often too busy unless someone specifically asks. I'm also a bit egotistical and I don't want to spend the effort to write a detailed review if it's just going to get lost in the morass.

I like Kevin's site, because it's got a central editorial presence that I've come to trust. I've enjoyed writing for him because he cares, and because it's clear that his readers care what he says (myself now included). The problem with most of the epinions-type sites is that you're not writing to anyone in particular.
posted by Caviar at 6:25 PM on July 26, 2003


fish, sometimes you can find them here.

For example, I discovered these. And everyone was right. What a cool product.
posted by szg8 at 9:04 PM on July 26, 2003


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