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Cool Tools in the Kitchen: Things We Recommend--New from O'Reilly Media

January 5, 2012

Cool Tools in the Kitchen

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Sebastopol, CA—Cool tools are those that work. A cool tool can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material, or website that you really use and really like. Originally submitted to Wired founding editor Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools website, the reviews collected in Cool Tools in the Kitchen: Things We Recommend (O'Reilly Media, $5.99 USD) were written by readers who have actually used the stuff. They only review things—old or new—that they like.

"This is a curated collection of the best cool tools for the kitchen," says coauthor Steven Leckart (@StevenLeckart). "Consider this a jumping-off point for thinking and re-thinking about what's possible in your kitchen. Think of this book as a very knowledgeable best friend recommending the coolest stuff in no uncertain terms."

Unlike most O'Reilly Media ebooks, Cool Tools in the Kitchen is available in only one format: ePUB (but like all O'Reilly Media ebooks, it's DRM-free). Editor Brian Jepson explains, "The ePUB format has some unique strengths and capabilities, and we planned this project with Kevin Kelly from the beginning as an exploration of how far we could take ePUB to bring the Cool Tools experience to an ebook."

For more background on Cool Tools in the Kitchen, see:
The Making of a New O'Reilly Media Ebook.

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About the Authors

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor from its inception until 1999. He is the author of What Technology Wants (Viking/Penguin), published October 18, 2010. He is also editor and publisher of Cool Tools, which gets half a million unique visitors per month. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers' Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. He authored the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control.

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A freelance writer & editor, Steven Leckart has contributed to Maxim, Men's Journal, New York Times, The Daily, WSJ, TheAtlantic.com, and Wired, where he's a correspondent. He's also a writer-at-large for Pop-Up Magazine, a live periodical. Steven was once profiled on public radio for being a gadget reviewer. For two years, he edited Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools. While attending UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Steven was Chris Anderson's writing assistant on The Long Tail. He lives in San Francisco with a pug named Gus. Thanks to US Army training, he can tolerate tear gas.

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Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920021285.do

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By Kevin Kelly
Ebook ISBN: 9781449309046  
Pages: 100
Ebook Price: $5.99  

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