Content
Cory Doctorow

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Narrated By: Richard Powers

Duration: 7 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

Hailed by Bruce Sterling as a "political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek," Cory Doctorow is the web's most celebrated high-tech pop-culture maven. Content is the first collection of Doctorow's infamous articles, essays, and polemics.

Here's why Microsoft should stop treating its customers as criminals (through relentless digital-rights management); how America chose copyright and Happy Meal toys over jobs; why Facebook is taking a faceplant; how Wikipedia is a poor cousin of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; and, of course, why free e-books kick ass.

Accessible to geeks and noobs (if you're not sure what that means, it's you) alike, Content is a must-have compilation from Cory Doctorow, who will be glad to take you along for the ride as he effortlessly surfs the zeitgeist.

Genre

Impact of science and technology on society, Popular culture, Society and culture: general, Jurisprudence and general issues

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“The most articulate and accessible writer engaged in these topics.”

Time Out Chicago

“More than just insightful, brilliant, and to the point—it’s also funny and fun to read.”

Electronic Frontier Foundation

“If you want to know what’s happening at the sharp end of digital publication and new ideas about the relationships between authors and their readers—do yourself a favor and listen to what he has to say.”

Mantex Information Design

“Doctorow writes about issues near and dear to librarians’ hearts in this collection of essays on topics from the damage censorship does to schools to the complications of digital-rights management…The writing is full of practical advice for those grappling with writing and self-publishing or simply trying to keep their email inbox neat…A good introduction to Doctorow, the volume collects his most recent work and will be of interest to a wide audience: anyone who teaches, reads sf, follows tech news, or wonders why one can’t read the same books on a Kindle as on a Nook.”

Library Journal

“Doctorow here proves he’s smart, funny, and good at accessibly boiling down issues he’s passionate about…demonstrating his grasp of the ways in which history repeats itself and how we can use the lessons of history to cope with further changes in the exchange of information. Doctorow excels in writing short forms, the essay no less than the short story, making this collection a pleasure to read, not to mention thought provoking.”

Booklist

“Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia in a straightforward, instructive style…P.S.: For audiobook listeners who like to track the text with the audio, Doctorow is offering the eBook for free.”