This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.
In the intro, a few quick announcements. I will be at Balticon Memorial Day weekend and posting my speaking schedule soon. If you are going to be there, come and say, “Hi”. May’s CopyNight will be next Tuesday, the 25th, with special guest Carl Malamud. Next month’s CopyNight will also have a special guest, Cory Doctorow as it happens. That CopyNight will be June 28th, a Monday. For more details about the DC CopyNight, visit the web site.
Due to the length of the interview, I didn’t get to any listener feedback this week. There also is no new hacker word of the week for the same reason.
The feature this week is an interview with Cory Doctorow discussing the issues explored in his latest book just released from Tor, “For the Win“. I caught up with him over Skype on his current book tour. We mention quite a bit of material, roughly in chronological order:
- “English as She Is Spoken“
- Anda’s Game
- Beyond Circumvention, by Ethan Zuckerman
- How to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet, by Douglas Adams
- It was Michael Weinberg, from Public Knowledge, on This Week in Law who proposed thinking about three strikes with the telephone
- “Content” is the essay collection containing World of Democracycraft
- Facebook is a Utility, All Utilities are Regulated, by Danah Boyd
- Diaspora*, Kickstarter, and Quit Facebook Day
- Jane McGonigal created Superstruct and the other game I couldn’t remember properly is Evoke
- Alice commissioned the award winning game, Smokescreen
- Power Punctuation! in three parts: part 1, part 2, part 3
- The Geertz mentioned is anthropologist, Clifford Geertz
- io9 scooped me and has more details on “Rapture of the Nerds“
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