Tag: cory doctorow

Cory Doctorow: Libraries and E-books


At the start of the summer, I traveled to Chicago for the annual national conference of the American Library Association. It was great. There are many utterly baseless clichés about librarians – the shushing spinster who prefers the company of books to humans is a creation of pure and unimaginative fantasy. But there is one […]

Cory Doctorow: Hacking Politics


Computers permeate almost every aspect of our lives. To fully understand the world we live in, we must understand computers and the language of 1s and 0s they speak. The characters in Cory Doctorow’s novel, “Homeland”, are a group of technically able, politically-engaged teenagers who are native speakers of this language. They have the tech-savvy […]

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Lost in Translation


I’ve previously blogged about a “new” German DRM scheme to change the text of a

Neil Gaiman’s Guardian Books podcast: Weird London and the future for writers


This week’s podcast heads into strange territory, guided by the Books site’s editor-for-a-day, Neil Gaiman. First,