I just finished reading Christopher Schwarz’s latest, The Anarchist’s Design Book.
I won’t give a full review, as even though this is a work of non-fiction I don’t want to offer any spoilers.
What I will say is this: if you were wondering whether this would be a book you’d have to buy in order to know what people were talking about, the answer is yes.
So just go buy it. We’ll all be using ‘ADB’ as shorthand the same as we’ve been using ‘ATC’ for a few years now.
It is a different book than The Anarchist’s Tool Chest. Where the ATC contained instructions on how to build a tool chest, and in-depth discussion on tools, ADB contains 12 projects, walked through beginning to end.
What it also contains is a long discussion of ideas that I think the hobbyists among us will be talking about for some time to come. Ideas about what to make, how to make, why to make, and what tools are needed to get busy making stuff.
If you want to know what people are talking about, you’ll need to read the book. The PDF version costs $23. The hardcover costs $47, and until February 15th includes a PDF version as well. The hardcover is not expected to ship until late February.