Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: My talks with Edward Snowden and William Gibson; Complicity, incompetence, leadership and Capitol Police; How Republicans froze Texas solid; Uber loses court battle, steals wages, censors whistleblower; and more!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/02/19/texas-lysenko/
On Feb 22, I'm delivering a keynote address for the NISO Plus conference, "The day of the comet: what trustbusting means for digital manipulation."
My talks with Edward Snowden and William Gibson: Two wonderful books for your TBR.
Complicity, incompetence, leadership and Capitol Police: A deep postmortem and legal repercussions.
How Republicans froze Texas solid: Market Lysenkoists.
Uber loses court battle, steals wages, censors whistleblower: Big bezzle energy.
#5yrsago Tipping screws poor people, women, brown people, restaurateurs, local economies and…you https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/18/i-dare-you-to-read-this-and-still-feel-ok-about-tipping-in-the-united-states/
#5yrsago Health insurance must pay for exoskeletons https://www.vice.com/en/article/8q8g8g/robotic-exoskeleton-rewalk-will-be-covered-by-health-insurance
#5yrsago “Citizens” who speak at town meetings are hired, scripted actors https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/concerned-citizens-turn-out-to-be-political-theater/2021439/
#5yrsago Leaked memos suggest Volkswagen’s CEO knew about diesel cheating in 2014 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/business/volkswagen-memos-suggest-emissions-problem-was-known-earlier.html
#1yrago Rental car immobilizes itself when driven out of cellular range https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/19/pluralist-19-feb-2020/#immobilized
#1yrago Rethinking "de-growth" and material culture https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/19/pluralist-19-feb-2020/#antikondo
#1yrago The Woman Who Loved Giraffes https://pluralistic.net/2020/02/19/pluralist-19-feb-2020/#annedagg
Yesterday's threads: Planet Money on HP's myriad ripoffs; Strength in numbers; 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
My 2020 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposing a way to deal with both:
Now, it's available in paperback!
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."
* Keynote, NISO Plus, Feb 22, https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/
* Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Contemporary Political Struggle: Social Movements, Social Surveillance, Social Media (with Zeynep Tufekci), Feb 24, https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I99f4x8WRiKCfKUljVcYPg
* World Ethical Data Forum keynote, Mar 17-19, https://worldethicaldataforum.org/wedf-2020
* Launching "The Future You" with Brian David Johnson, Mar 19, https://www.changinghands.com/event/march2021/brian-david-johnson-future-you-break-through-fear-and-build-life-you-want
* Talking "Permanent Record Young Readers' Edition" with Edward Snowden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dipfjn3bir8
* Talking "Agency" with William Gibson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijGkwzrE1MY
* Software Freedom is Essential to Human Freedom (linux.conf.au keynote) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EirKskSd5U
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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