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by Cory Doctorow
Foreword by Tim O'reilly

TACHYON PUBLICATIONS | October 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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One of the Web''s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow''s visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy makerverse to excoriating Apple for dumbing down technology while creating an information monopoly, each unique pieceis brief, witty, and at the cutting edge of tech. Now a stay-at-home dad as well as an international activist, Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating real-time Internet theater with his daughter as he does while lambasting the corporations that want to profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 238 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: TACHYON PUBLICATIONS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616960485

ISBN - 13: 9781616960483

Found in: Science and Nature

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by Cory Doctorow
Foreword by Tim O'reilly

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 238 Pages, 4.72 × 7.87 × 0.39 in

Published: October 1, 2011

Publisher: TACHYON PUBLICATIONS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1616960485

ISBN - 13: 9781616960483

About the Book

One of the internet's most celebrated hi-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow shares visions of a future where artists control their own destinies and where freedom of expression is tempered with the view that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy marketverse to excoriating Apple for dumbing-down technology while creating an information monopoly, each unique piece is brief, witty, and at the cutting edge of tech. Now a stay-at-home dad as well as an international activist, Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating internet real-time theater with his daughter as he does in lambasting the corporations that want to limit and profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.

From the Publisher

One of the Web''s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow''s visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy makerverse to excoriating Apple for dumbing down technology while creating an information monopoly, each unique pieceis brief, witty, and at the cutting edge of tech. Now a stay-at-home dad as well as an international activist, Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating real-time Internet theater with his daughter as he does while lambasting the corporations that want to profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.

About 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 Brothe r, 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.

Editorial Reviews

"Doctorow makes the complicated accessible throughout this great little guidebook, a GPS for the digital age." —Publishers Weekly (August 30, 2011)
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