Sponsor me for the Clarion Write-A-Thon! I'm writing 10,000 words on my prison-tech thriller "Some Men Rob You With a Fountain Pen" and raising scholarship money for the Clarion SF/F workshop, which I graduated from in 1992.
After inflation, the whip-crack: Broken telephone, but for back-orders.
Hey look at this
* Give Us Abortions In National Parks https://gizmodo.com/abortion-access-healthcare-federal-land-national-parks-1849127683
* Here's What America Looked Like Before the EPA https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5vbw7/heres-what-america-looked-like-before-the-epa
* Burn My Windows Gnome extension https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/06/burn-my-windows-gnome-extension-incinerate-effect
#15yrsago Universal threatens to drop iTunes Store contract https://memex.craphound.com/2007/07/01/universal-threatens-to-drop-itunes-store-contract/
#15yrsago Let a million top-level domains bloom https://wendy.seltzer.org/blog/archives/2007/07/01/aging_the_internet_prematurely_one_pdp_at_a_time.html
#10yrsago Funnyjunk’s lawyer asks judge to stop charitable donation through IndieGoGo by The Oatmeal https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/funnyjunk-lawyer-aims-to-halt-distribution-of-bearlove-money/
#5yrsago Quantifying the additional killings commited by cops when they get military weapons https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2053168017712885
#1yrago Exxon lobbyist confesses to his crimes: Keith McCoy thought he was talking to an executive recruiter https://pluralistic.net/2021/07/01/basilisk-tamers/#exxonknew
#1yrago When the Sparrow Falls: Neil Sharpson's dystopian tale of an anti-AI hermit kingdom https://pluralistic.net/2021/07/01/basilisk-tamers/#rage-against-the-machine
Yesterday's threads: McKinsey, consiglieri of the opioid crisis; and more!
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 Tor Books, Head of Zeus, 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."
* A New HOPE (NYC), Jul 24
* DEFCON 30 (Las Vegas), Aug 13
* UK Competition and Markets Authority Data, Technology and Analytics Conference 2022:
* Supp-Lie Demand (Bad Faith podcast with Briahna Joy Gray):
* The Sci-Fi Feedback Loop: Mapping Fiction’s Influence on Real-World Tech
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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