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One of the Weba€™s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorowa€™s visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling the Etsy makerverse to excoriating Apple for dumbing down technology while creating an information monopoly, each unique piece is brief, witty, and at the cutting edge of tech. Now a stay-at-home dad as well as an international activist, Doctorow writes as eloquently about creating real-time Internet theater with his daughter as he does while lambasting the corporations that want to profit from inherent intellectual freedoms.At the heart of the Macmillan- Amazon spat is the realization that allowing Amazon to dominate the e-book market will only ... Thata#39;s because the Kindle is a a€œroach motela€ device: its license terms and DRM ensure that books can check in, butanbsp;...

Author:Cory Doctorow
Publisher:Tachyon Publications - 2011-10-01


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