Today's threads (a thread).
Inside: Technological self-determination; Biden delivers Right to Repair via executive order; Comic book store files comic-book lawsuit; and more!
Archived at: https://pluralistic.net/2021/07/07/instrumentalism/
Next Saturday, July 10, I'm helping Neil Sharpson launch his debut novel,"When the Sparrow Falls" at an event with Mysterious Galaxy:
Comic book store files comic-book lawsuit: Third Planet Comics has already won its case...in my heart.
#15yrsago Guy successfully trades paperclip for house https://oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com/2006/07/interesting.html
#10yrsago Podcast: I interview Thomas Gideon from the Command Line https://thecommandline.net/2011/07/06/6th_anniversary/
#10yrsago Influencing Machine: Brook Gladstone’s comic about media theory is serious but never dull https://memex.craphound.com/2011/07/07/influencing-machine-brook-gladstones-comic-about-media-theory-is-serious-but-never-dull/
#5yrsago ANSI board member thinks we should all pay for sex (and also pay to read the law) https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160702/07240834879/standards-body-whines-that-people-who-want-free-access-to-law-probably-also-want-free-sex.shtml
#1yrago Big 4 accounting firms headed for breakup https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/07/little-bro-with-snowden/#quis-custodiet-ipsos-custodes
#1yrago Coronavirus tests are a taxable benefit https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/07/little-bro-with-snowden/#test-taxes
#1yrago There is no automation employment crisis https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/07/little-bro-with-snowden/#truckers-are-safe
#1yrago New Little Brother/Homeland edition is out today! https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/07/little-bro-with-snowden/#book-birthday
Yesterday's threads: Quantifying copyright reversion; 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 Neil Sharpson's When the Sparrow Falls (Mysterious Galaxy), Jul 10, https://www.mystgalaxy.com/sharpson71021
* Project Abraham book club (to benefit Yezidi refugees):
* The Bitcoin Podcast:
* The Rent's Too Damned High, Macro n Cheese:
* 3D Printing Sci-Fi, 3DPOD:
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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