Cover of: Context | Cory Doctorow

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"Further selected essays on productivity, creativity, parenting, and politics in the 21st century"--Cover.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- by Tim O'Reilly
Jack and the Interstalk : why the computer is not a scary monster --
Teen sex --
Nature's daredevils : writing for young audiences --
Beyond censorware : teaching web literacy --
Writing in the age of distraction --
Extreme geek --
How to stop your inbox exploding --
What I do --
When I'm dead, how will my loved ones break my password? --
Radical presentism --
A cosmopolitan literature for the cosmopolitan web --
When love is harder to show than hate --
Think like a dandelion --
Digital licensing : do it yourself --
New York, meet Silicon Valley --
With a little help : the price is right --
You shouldn't have to sell your soul just to download some music --
Net neutrality for writers : it's all about the leverage --
Proprietary interest --
'Intellectual property' is a silly euphemism --
Saying information wants to be free does more harm than good --
Chris Anderson's Free adds much to The long tail, but falls short --
Why economics condemns 3D to be no more than a blockbuster gimmick --
Not every cloud has a silver lining --
Why I won't buy an iPad (and think you shouldn't, either) --
Can you survive a benevolent dictatorship? --
Curated computing is no substitute for the personal and handmade --
Doctorow's first law --
Reports of blogging's death have been greatly exaggerated --
Streaming will never stop downloading --
Search is too important to leave to one company, even Google --
Copyright enforcers should learn lessons from the war on spam --
Warning to all copyright enforcers : three strikes and you're out --
For whom the Net tolls --
How do you know if copyright is working? --
News Corp Kremlinology : what do the Times paywall numbers mean? --
Persistence pays parasites --
Like teenagers, computers are built to hook up --
Promoting statistical literacy : a modest proposal --
Personal data is as hot as nuclear waste --
Memento mori --
Love the machine, hate the factory --
Untouched by human hands --
Close enough for rock 'n' roll.

Edition Notes

Title on cover reads: ℗♭ontext [with copyright symbol].

Other Titles
℗♭Ontext : further selected essays on productivity, creativity, parenting, and politics in the 21st century, Context : further selected essays on productivity, creativity, parenting, and politics in the 21st century


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HM851 .D625 2011

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