How did Haiti get to the place it is today, and where can it go in the future? Alexis Madrigal at Wired has a wide-ranging reading list for anyone interested in better understanding the social, political and technological histories of Haiti.
Maggie Koerth-Baker is the science editor at BoingBoing.net. She writes a monthly column for The New York Times Magazine and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about electricity, infrastructure, and the future of energy. You can find Maggie on Twitter and Facebook.