200 copies. 80 pages. 21 ideas... and one secret.
Earlier this year, we wrote:
It's 2009. A generation of digital natives is careening towards college. The economy is rebooting itself weekly. We have new responsibilities now—as employees, citizens, and friends—and we have new capabilities, too. The new liberal arts equip us for a world like this. But... what are they?
That was the setup—and now, thanks to a big collaborative effort, we've got a beautiful book full of ideas.
We'll post a PDF online, free for everyone—but only after we sell this run of 200 real, physical objects. So think of it this way: You're not just buying a thought-provoking, take-it-to-the-coffee-shop book for yourself. You're buying access for everybody. You're a patron of the new liberal arts!
Thank you, kind patrons! You ransomed this book in about eight hours flat.
Here it is, in PDF format, flying a Creative Commons banner. Read it, print it out, share it widely. Do some sort of cool auto-tuned new liberal arts remix!