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Holy Cows | Christopher Priest, author
An excellent post by Priest on lists, and canons, and why you sometimes share your own. Also, strikingly, so much of this is the sf I have grown to love as an adult - the Le Guin, the Pohl, the Dick, and especially the Roberts. You make the list to stop it becoming sacred.
sf  books  lists  christopherpriest 
february 2013 by infovore
blissblog - 10 for 2010
Simon Reynolds' list of records from 2010. It is long and deserves returning to, which, at some point, I shall.
music  lists  simonreynolds 
december 2010 by infovore
Critical Distance | 99 Free Games from 2009
"The following is a list of 99 free games (in no particular order) that I’ve enjoyed this calendar year, nearly all of which have been released in 2009 or very late in 2008. So why don’t you take a break from funding corporate overlords and see just what a feast there is out there in the wide world below the big ticket level—all you can lose, really, is just a little bit of time." Turns out I've played a lot of these. Many are good; some are excellent.
games  free  lists  endofyear 
december 2009 by infovore
The Boing Boing 20, pt. 1: the best console and handheld games of 2009 Boing Boing
"But 2009 was about a lot more than that handful that we knew would top their respective Metacritic charts (and retail sales lists) six to nine months before their release date, and... this list for Boing Boing will instead focus on the games that left their own strong mark on the year, just, sadly, a mark that in most cases went mostly overlooked." Brandon kicks off his end-of-year list. It is good!
games  endofyear  lists  topten  boingboing  brandonboyer 
december 2009 by infovore
SPIEGEL Interview with Umberto Eco: 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
"The list is the origin of culture. It's part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order -- not always, but often. And how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists, through catalogs, through collections in museums and through encyclopedias and dictionaries." Eco on lists.
lists  cataloguing  umbertoeco  interview 
november 2009 by infovore
Festive 50 - Lists between 1976 and 2000 «
John Peel's Festive 50s the Spotify playlist edition. Obviously, there are holes, but nice that it exists.
spotify  music  johnpeel  history  lists  charts  radio  festive50 
may 2009 by infovore

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