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

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

From the Publisher

“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 Canadian-born blogger,
journalist, and author of nonfiction and award-winning science fiction. He is a contributing author to Wired magazine,
and his writing has been published in the New
York Times Sunday Magazine
, the Globe and Mail, the Boston Globe, Popular Science, and others. He is coeditor of the blog Boing Boing, and he was named one of the web’s twenty-five “influencers” by Forbes and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His novels have earned him numerous awards, including several Prometheus Awards,
the 2000 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, Locus Award for Best First
Novel, Sunburst Award, White Pine Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial
Award. He has served as Canadian regional director of the Science Fiction and
Fantasy Writers of America. He currently lives in London.

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