How many books do you have that you haven't touched in the last [insert double-digit number] months? Exactly!

These clever kids have implemented an idea I was toying with last year: a distributed library.

The name for their project: Distributed Library Project [I said they were clever].

There are many sites set up around cities. See if yours is listed: http://dlpdev.theps.net/ListOfExistingDlpNodes?v=dpg

[I need to write one in .NET for Seattle or I’ll feel like a complete sell-out.]

Go on their site, type in the ISBN numbers for your book collection. They get the details through Amazon. Search people that are nearby or have similar interests/book collections. Coordinate book swapping. Rate people on how 'nicely' they traded.

Great idea. The source code is available, too.