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

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

byCory Doctorow

Paperback | September 25, 2008

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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; whyFacebook is taking a faceplant; howWikipedia 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. 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; whyFacebook is taking a faceplant; howWikipedia 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.

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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-sellersLittle Brother, Makers, Pirate Cinema, andHomeland and the co-editor of the popular weblogBoing Boing. Doctorow is a contributor to theNew York Times,...
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Title:Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:213 pages, 8 × 5.12 × 0.65 inPublished:September 25, 2008Publisher:TACHYON PUBLICATIONSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1892391813

ISBN - 13:9781892391810

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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