We're happy to have Jimmy Guterman here as a guest blogger for the next two weeks.
We've covered some of Jimmy's work here previously, both when he edited Release 2.0 for O'Reilly (example) and when he made his Sandinista Project Clash tribute free for a day, something he says he may do again over the next two weeks. And he wrote an appreciation of Bob Moog for me at Make. In addition to producing records and writing a bunch of books about rock'n'roll, he's edited many entertainment, business, and management publications; he's currently winding down a stint as executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review.
Some of the topics Jimmy says are on his mind these days: the latest in prewar country blues bootlegs, the case against productivity porn, why The A-Team went downhill when they stopped doing welding montages, why his theremin lessons went nowhere, the latest in diabetes technology, writing and his novel-in-progress, what unreleased Clash material needs to be released right now, why Hog Bay Software is awesome, Dawn Powell, the physics behind Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, generally accepted management wisdom that is really stupid, information design, Patricia Highsmith, how switching to the Mac is like getting out of an abusive marriage, his crush on Cindy McCain, reasons to hate the Kindle that even Cory hasn't thought of, what Marcel Proust and SpongeBob SquarePants have in common, why worshipping Paula Fox is a good idea, and the time he was almost a dot-com millionaire for 5 minutes and 17 seconds.
Welcome aboard, Jimmy. (You can write him here.)
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.