Content

Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future
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Author(s): Cory Doctorow
CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: DD16391
Released: May 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483081434
Narrator/s: Richard Powers
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Description

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.

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eAudio
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Author(s): Cory Doctorow
Narrator(s): Richard Powers
Product Number Z100089944
Released: May 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483081373

Professional reviews

"The content of this audiobook--narrated by Paul Michael Garcia in a straightforward, instructive style--is composed of pre-2008 speeches, articles, and essays by Cory Doctorow, most of which are related to his work with the Electronic Freedom Foundation. Like the EFF, Doctorow is concerned with civil liberties in the digital realm and with issues regarding privacy, free expression, and innovation. Some of the material is entertaining, and some is thought-provoking (for example, the Ray Kurzweil interview). Alas, much of this content--discourses on the information economy, digital rights management, the future of eBooks, and shrink-wrap licenses--seems dated, like an artifact from the last decade. P.S. For audiobook listeners who like to track the text with the audio, Doctorow is offering the eBook for free. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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