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Four short links: 6 March 2018

Demanding Better, Management Expectations, HR Robots, and Voice Cloning Let's Get Better at Demanding Better from Tech (Cory Doctorow) -- the science fiction writer gets to ask contrafactuals: how can we maintain our social lives orShow More Summary

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

Alex Hoffman on A Thousand Coloured Castles. Philippe Leblanc on Found. Leonard Pierce on The Battle Of Churubusco. Cory Doctorow on The Prince And The Dressmaker. I want to buy this. I haven't seen a whole lot of Parkland shooting cartoons, but one by Pia Guerra has received positive news coverage. Show More Summary

Four short links: 10 January 2018

Attention Arms Race, Robot/AI Principles, GDPR vs. Ad Tech, and Meltdown Code The Arms Race for Your Attention (Cory Doctorow) -- today’s weaponized attention is tomorrow’s ghost ad I've been banging on about this for a while: anything designed to catch our attention only works while it's novel because we're designed to "tune out" familiar things. Show More Summary

Canadian Government Looking To Step Up Domestic Surveillance, Scale Back Intelligence Oversight

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Canada has its own PATRIOT Act -- one that was supposed to be fixed by its new heartthrob PM, Justin Trudeau. As Cory Doctorow points out at Boing Boing, Trudeau promised to fix it in post, but that's not what's happening. Back in 2015,...Show More Summary

Frugality, Productivity, and the Local Maximum

Bear with me a little bit as I go down a (hopefully interesting) side path. A few days ago, I read an interesting article by Cory Doctorow entitled How to Do Everything: Lifehacking Considered Harmful, on the issue of how most productivity...Show More Summary

The tension between creativity and productivity

4 months agoHumor / odd :

Cory Doctorow was an early adopter of the lifehacking lifestyle and toolkit, including David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done. Allen’s book is a fantastic and inspiring read. The core of his philosophy is to recognize that there are...Show More Summary

The EFF Withdraws from the W3C Over Support for DRM

Cory Doctorow, in an open letter from the EFF to the W3C: In our campaigning on this issue, we have spoken to many, many members’ representatives who privately confided their belief that he EME was a terrible idea (generally they used stronger language) and their sincere desire that their employer wasn’t on he wrong side of this issue. Show More Summary

Weekly Web Harvest for 2017-09-03

Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Demon-Haunted World In 2015, HP pushed a fake security update to millions of Officejet owners, which showed up as a routine, ‘‘You must update your soft­ware’’ notification on their printers’ screens. Show More Summary

Four short links: 4 August 2017

Chinese Spamsorship, History of Intelligence, Patreon Numbers, and Javascript WTFs Quackspeak Ascendant (Cory Doctorow) -- China's approach to networked control is one of three dominant strategies used in the world: in Russia, they fill...Show More Summary

Hey, Little Rock, AR: there's a special stage performance of Little Brother coming your way for Banned Books Week!

8 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Adapted by Josh Costello from the novel by Cory Doctorow/September 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 2017/Directed by Ryan Whitfield and Jason Green (more…)

Cory Doctorow: “There is violent revolution, but there is walking away”

In his latest novel, Walkaway, Cory Doctorow scrutinizes capitalism, suspended animation, scarcity thinking…as well as rail guns and zeppelins and revolution. Read our interview with him.

In the Future, Will We All Be Geniuses?

Tiffany Kelly reviews Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway: Surprisingly, Doctorow doesn’t see his work as a dystopian novel. In fact, he thinks it’s precisely the opposite. Despite depicting a world that is changed by our own technological advancements and ideologies, Doctorow is optimistic about future generations of humans. Walkaway follows characters who do just that—they walk away […]

Leave it to Cory Doctorow to imagine a post-apocalyptic Utopia

It's clear that Cory Doctorow's novel 'Walkaway' is about ideas, alternatives and imagining a better near-future

Mary Shelley Predicted The Future With 'Frankenstein' - And She Was Utterly Wrong, But That's Not The Point

10 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Science fiction writer Cory Doctorow: "The fact that a story captures the public imagination doesn’t mean that it will come true in the future, but it tells you something about the present. You learn something about the world when a vision of the future becomes a subject of controversy or delight."

Techdirt Podcast Episode 122: Truth And Fiction With Cory Doctorow

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Most Techdirt readers are already familiar with Cory Doctorow, whether via his EFF work, the BoingBoing blog, his novels, or all of the above. This week, he joins us on the podcast for an in-depth discussion about his new book Walkaway...Show More Summary

Hey, Wanna Watch Me and Cory Doctorow Talk for an Hour About Super Nerdy Stuff?

10 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Sure you do! Here you go. This is from when Cory and I did a stop together at Google during our book tours.

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