If you’re unfamiliar with Kevin Kelly’s CoolTools site I give it a glowing recommendation. Kevin Kelly is the co-founder of Wired magazine. From 1984 to 1990 Kevin was editor and publisher of the Whole Earth Review, which must be where the idea for CoolTools blossomed. Basically, the site is devoted to consumer reviews. Tools, as defined by the site, “can be any book, gadget, software, video, map, hardware, material or website that is tried and true.” The site isn’t trying to sell you anything. Anyone can post a review of any item that seems worthy of a positive comment.
His recent post on the best magazine articles caught my eye. Each article has a full text link. And, there are quite a few: 160 by my count. Of course, best, like favorite, is a loaded term. But the beauty of a site like CoolTools is that it’s reader generated. If you feel like an article is omitted you have the power to share its value.
Here’s the link: http://www.kk.org/cooltools/the-best-magazi.php