Tonight, I'm helping futurist Brian David Johnson launch his new book, "Future You" at an event hosted by Powell's Books:
How to donate to John Varley: Paypal versus science fiction.
Minimum wage vs Wall Street bonuses: The fight for $44.
America needs a high-fiber broadband diet: AT&T to rural America: "Drop dead (slowly)."
Als Sysadmins die Erde beherrschten: My "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth," auf Deutsch.
#5yrsago How DRM would kill the next Netflix (and how the W3C could save it) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/03/interoperability-and-w3c-defending-future-present
#5yrsago Judge says Citibank’s law-school loan isn’t “student debt” and can be discharged in bankruptcy https://abcnews.go.com/Business/judges-ruling-law-school-grads-debt-signal-seismic/story?id=37981518
#5yrsago Up to half of the Americans killed by police have a disability https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/mar/29/media-must-report-police-violence-towards-disabled-people
#5yrsago Playable records laser-etched in cheese, eggplant and ham http://matthewherbert.com/edible-sound-dj-experiment-at-the-science-gallery/
#1yrago Digital rights are human rights https://pluralistic.net/2020/03/30/medtronic-stole-your-ventilator/#fiber-now
#1yrago Lax antitrust killed ventilator stockpiles https://pluralistic.net/2020/03/30/medtronic-stole-your-ventilator/#market-oxygen
#1yrago Private equity firms scooping up pandemic bargains https://pluralistic.net/2020/03/30/medtronic-stole-your-ventilator/#blackstone-kkr
Yesterday's threads: Monopoly so fragile; Noble Lies; Big Salmon's aquaturf; Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results; 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 book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out 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."
* Launch for Brian David Johnson's Future You (Powell's Books), Mar 30, https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5716148038801/WN_psgDGchIRfaUQOJyvLnvzw
* All the Teachable Things I Know About Writing, Apr 13, https://www.changinghands.com/event/april2021/virtual-writing-workshop-cory-doctorow-all-teachable-things-i-know-about-writing
* Interop: Self-Determination vs Dystopia (FITC), Apr 19-21, https://fitc.ca/presentation/interop/
* Right to Repair, Monopolies, and Solarpunk
* The surveillance state, digital monopolies, and why we should be worried (Podsongs)
* Conspiracy Theories (Utopian Horizons):
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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