Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 213 pages, 8 × 5.12 × 0.65 in
Published: September 15, 2008
Publisher: TACHYON PUBLICATIONS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1892391813
ISBN - 13: 9781892391810
From the Publisher
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.
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.
"More than just insightful, brilliant, and to the point—it''s also funny and fun to read."  —Electronic Frontier Foundation