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Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future
     

Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

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by Cory Doctorow
 

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Hailed by Bruce Sterling as a “political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek,” Cory Doctorow is the Web’s most celebrated high-tech pop-culture maven. Content is the first collection of Doctorow’s infamous articles, essays, and polemics.

Here’s why Microsoft should

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Hailed by Bruce Sterling as a “political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek,” Cory Doctorow is the Web’s most celebrated high-tech pop-culture maven. Content is the first collection of Doctorow’s infamous articles, essays, and polemics.

Here’s why Microsoft should stop treating its customers as criminals (through relentless digital-rights management); how America chose copyright and Happy Meal toys over jobs; why Facebook is taking a faceplant; how Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; and, of course, why free e-books kick ass.

Accessible to geeks and noobs (if you’re not sure what that means, it’s you) alike, Content is a must-have compilation from Cory Doctorow, who will be glad to take you along for the ride as he effortlessly surfs the zeitgeist.

Editorial Reviews

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“Doctorow here proves he’s smart, funny, and good at accessibly boiling down issues he’s passionate about.... [A] pleasure to read, not to mention thought-provoking.”
Booklist

“...more than just insightful, brilliant, and to the point—it’s also funny and fun to read.”
Electronic Frontier Foundation

“If you want to know what’s happening at the sharp end of digital publication and new ideas about the relationships between authors and their readers—do yourself a favour and listen to what he has to say.”
Mantex

Booklist
Doctorow here proves he's smart, funny, and good at accessibly boiling down issues he's passionate about . . . a pleasure to read, not to mention thought-provoking.
mattselznick.com
If all those Generation Z and proto-Singularity kids reading Doctorow's Little Brother also find their way to Content, this book may well become a classic.
Time Out Chicago
The most articulate and accessible writer engaged in these topics.
TeleReads
A nice collection of essays
Electronic Frontier Foundation
More than just insightful, brilliant, and to the point—it's also funny and fun to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892391810
Publisher:
Tachyon Publications
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Cory Doctorow is a science-fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist whom Entertainment Weekly called “the William Gibson of his generation.” He is the author of the best-sellers Little Brother, Makers, Pirate Cinema, and Homeland and the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing. Doctorow is a contributor to the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired, Locus, and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He was the director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy standards, and treaties.

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Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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