The grand total of all free ebooks in the known universe that I can recommend and you legally download is three.
If you want to save the Internet rather than hasten its demise, read this book. It’s important.
Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget is a fantastic read, provided you stick to the very beginning and the very end of the book. As for the stuff in the middle, well… I just don’t agree with it at all.
The voice is that of Dan Pink, giving a talk at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). The drawings were done by a UK company called Cognitive Media.
And the message? The age of the office drone may well be over and the almighty dollar might not be so almighty after all.
Cory Doctorow is currently on tour, promoting his new book, For the Win. It’s about gold farmers in MMORPGs that unionize to combat the terrible working conditions of their computer sweatshops.
And our man Kevin Neely was there…