After discussion with Roozbeh
about my multi-system calendar prototype
(more on that later), I ordered The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity
, added The Design of Everyday Thing
to get free shipping, needed still 1.x dollars, so felt lucky and picked Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia
from Amazon suggestions too. Not that merely buying good books makes me more/less sophisticated, I still got the last batch (Bob Dylan Songs/Chronicles vol. I, LaTeX Companion 2nd ed., Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed.) to read, but at least that makes me look
more sophisticated to the layperson^Wpeople around me. They typically can't tell between me before and after reading these books anyway...