For a while now, I’ve been playing with the notion of remixing existing works in order to focus them on the elements I found most relevant, and which I found I had to dig much too hard to find. I expect I might add more of these when I find more books worthy of remixing.
Bootstrapping Complexity – Kevin Kelly’s “Out Of Control” remixed [.html]
[.pdf – 155 pages]
– Remix is a big word here, since I mostly just cut out half the chapters of the book to make much shorter book, more narrowly focused on the idea of self-organising systems.
Gentle remix of Robert Pirsig’s ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ [.html]
[.pdf – 55 pages]
– An attempt to distill Pirsig’s thoughts on quality, technology and design in a more succinct and less personal form.
Cluetrain Manifesto – Remixed [.html]
[.pdf version – 10 pages]
– Highlighting central excerpts of the book to make a new, shorter Cluetrain Manifesto. Fewer bullets, more description.
Rework – Remixed [.html]
[.pdf version – 1 page]
– An easy read made even easier, Fried and Heinemeier Hansson’s alternative business experiences condensed to one page on how to make your ideas reality.
the links to the PDFs do not work anymore
Ah, well spotted! Thanks! I’ve fixed the links now. 🙂