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 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 real-time
Internet theater with his daughter as he does while lambasting the corporations that want to profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.
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About 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.