The Dewey Donation System might be my favorite Internet concept of the year. It is a website that coordinates donations to libraries in the Gulf Coast region hard-hit by Katrina. They’ve set up wish lists on Amazon so you can order books that will be shipped directly to the libraries. Simple, fast, and elegant.
Our family just gave them American Gods, by Neil Gaiman, Parable of the Talents, by Octavia Butler, and Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-This-World Moon-Pie Adventure, by Toni DiTerlizzi. The first two are because I love fantasy & sci/fi (and Gaiman is in my Top 5 list), the last one because my S&S editor Kevin worked on it, and it is a fantastic book.
I challenge thee, LJ-reader. Check it out. Tell all your friends. Give if you can.
Make the world a better place!
(If you donate, let us know here – it would be cool to kep a running tally!)
Many thanks to melange428 for telling me about this. Say hi to Hannah and the AI girls for me!