It’s official: the Olympics result in the worst budget overruns of any megaproject papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf

America’s infrastructure debt is so bad that towns are unpaving roads they can’t afford to fix wired.com/2016/07/cash-strappe

UK Labour’s dirty trick excludes 130,000 members from leadership vote itv.com/news/2016-07-12/corbyn

For the first time, a federal judge has thrown out police surveillance evidence from a “Stingray” device rawstory.com/2016/07/federal-j

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Monday's threads: Podcasting "Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability"; The Sacklers will get to keep billions; and more!

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10656845

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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: darkdel.com/store/p1840/Availa

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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:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Signed copies here:
darkdel.com/store/p2024/Availa

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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."

craphound.com/shop/

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Recent appearances:

Reset the Internet? (Project Syndicate)
project-syndicate.org/podcasts

* Trustbusting (Nicole Sandler)
youtube.com/watch?v=cLtbU-D1ay

* Launch for Neil Sharpson's When the Sparrow Falls (Mysterious Galaxy):
crowdcast.io/e/virtual-event--

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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.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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You can also follow these posts as a daily blog at pluralistic.net: no ads, trackers, or data-collection!

Here's today's edition: pluralistic.net/2021/07/14/who

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If you're a Medium subscriber, you can read these - as well as previews of upcoming magazine columns and early exclusives on doctorow.medium.com.

My latest Medium column is "Are We Having Fun Yet?" part one of a series on themepark design, queing theory, immersive entertainment, and load-balancing.

doctorow.medium.com/b-are-we-h

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If you prefer a newsletter, subscribe to the plura-list, which is also ad- and tracker-free, and is utterly unadorned save a single daily emoji. Today's is "⛱". Suggestions solicited for future emojis!

Subscribe here: pluralistic.net/plura-list

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