Mini retro computers: Oriol Ferrer Mesià's extraordinary 3D printed machines.
Bunkered, infectious, maskless Republicans infected Congress: Impossible to explain something to a Congressman whose caucus membership depends on his not understanding it.
#15yrsago Printcrime (Nature) https://craphound.com/stories/2006/01/12/printcrime/
#10yrsago HOWTO teach your small children to swordfight https://www.tor.com/2011/01/12/spec-fic-parenting-this-my-son-is-a-sword/
#5yrsago Keep your scythe, the real green future is high-tech, democratic, and radical https://memex.craphound.com/2016/01/12/keep-your-scythe-the-real-green-future-is-high-tech-democratic-and-radical/
#5yrsago Will the W3C strike a bargain to save the Web from DRM? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/01/you-cant-destroy-village-save-it-w3c-vs-drm-round-two
#5yrsago Rich Americans are embarrassed by Donald Trump https://gawker.com/donald-trumps-personal-brand-is-slowly-excruciatingly-1752374812
#5yrsago Book says Daddy Koch built Nazi oil refinery & hired a Nazi nanny for his boys, who blackmailed their gay brother https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/us/politics/father-of-koch-brothers-helped-build-nazi-oil-refinery-book-says.html
#1yrago Glossary: Chinese futurist military jargon https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2020/01/web-semantics-chinese-futurist-military-jargon/
Yesterday's threads: DC's security theater panned; Weaponing and monetizing apophenia; Awful voting-machine demands silence; Someone Comes to Town Part 27; and more!
My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."
Get signed books from @darkdel: https://www.darkdel.com/store/p1840/Available_Now%3A_Attack_Surface.html
I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:
My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."
* What if the future of our public lives online looked like _____? (panel at New_ Public), Jan 13, https://newpublic.org/festival/event/783/all-star-world-cafe-what-if-the-future-of-our-public-lives-online-looked-like
* Keynote for linux.conf.au, Jan 22 (US) 23 (Australia) https://linux.conf.au/schedule/
* Evening with William Gibson, Jan 25, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/william-gibson-cory-doctorow-agency-tickets-132831910821
* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22-25, https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/
* Hedging Bets on the Future (Motherboard Cyber):
* Applying the Pandemic Mindset to Climate Change:
* 2020 Beaverbrook Lectures:
* Bibliotherapy/Shelf Healing:
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
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