Blogger John Bracken, whose day job is at the MacArthur Foundation, sent me and a bunch of others a request to name the most influential media writing of 2007. In spite of a reminder, I couldn't come up with anything on a par with Yochai Benkler's The Wealth of Networks that I and many others nominated last year. Andrew Keen's The Cult of the Amateur was quite influential, largely as a provocation to the new media cognoscenti, and David Weinberger's Everything Is Miscellaneous has also been influential for more positive reasons. Both are in my to-read stack, but I hadn't gotten to either of them so didn't feel comfortable nominating them.
Fortunately, others on John's list weren't as lacking in imagination as I and this year he's put together another great list. I look forward to exploring the ones I've not yet read. --Dennis