I’m experimenting with a Movable Type plugin called BookQueue. This tools lets you scan a book’s UPC symbol with a barcode reader, and then it fetches information about the book from Amazon.com, storing the info in a server database which you can then reference from a blog entry.
So, for example, I’ve used a Cue:Cat barcode reader to scan all the books currently sitting on my desk (I’ve got a big desk). These are all books that in one way or another I’m using for a chapter in my dissertation. They are:
- Listmania” list I created at Amazon, which I sucked onto this site. [UPDATE: THESE TOOLS ARE NO LONGER WORKING ON THIS BLOG 01:10:07)