TCLP 2014-12-13 Interview: Cory Doctorow, “Information Doesn’t Want to be Free”

Information Doesn't Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age book coverThis is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In this episode, I interview Cory Doctorow about his latest book, “Information Doesn’t Want to be Free: Laws for the Internet Age.” If you are interested in learning more about the topics we discuss and that book covers, you can also check out books by the scholars we mention: Lawrence Lessig, James Boyle and William Patry. I compared Cory’s book to “The Indie Band Survival Guide” the authors of which are friends of the show whom I have also interviewed.

The audiobook version of the book is already available. Check Cory’s site, the free download and electronic editions should be available soon.

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TCLP 2013-07-08 Interview: Chris Miller on Technical Management

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview with my friend and friend of the show, Chris Miller. We caught up after a our last discussion on career changes from a couple of years ago to chat about the experience, challenges and rewards of technical management.

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TCLP 2013-06-24 Interview: Dr. Pamela Gay

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview with Dr. Pamela Gay, most recently of CosmoQuest. I invited her on to talk both about her adventures in crowd sourced citizen science and some of the technology focused aspects of her work.

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TCLP 2013-06-03 Interview: Bruce Schneier on Technology and Power

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview with Bruce Schneier. The catalyst for this conversation is a post on his blog that frames out some of the themes he has been considering for his next book. Among other things, we refer to Rebecca Mackinnon’s book and Kevin Kelly’s most recent book in the course of the conversation. You can find all of Bruce’s books, here.

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TCLP 2013-01-07 Interview: Randy Chertkow on the IBSG, 2nd Edition

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

Thank you to Sarah for her very generous year end donation.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview with Randy Chertkow, co-founder of Beatnik Turtle, to discuss the new 2nd edition of the book he co-authored, the Indie Band Survival Guide.

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TCLP 2012-10-16 Cory Doctorow: Pirate Cinema

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is an interview with Cory Doctorow, catching up with him while he’s on tour for his latest book, Pirate Cinema. In the course of the conversation, we mentioned the PWC study commissioned by Martha Lane Fox, the leak of AT&T’s notice and takedown plans, David Isen’s Freedom to Connect conference, the just passed anti-downloading law in Japan, Jamie King’s BitTorrent based TV distribution project VODO, Matt Mason’s research on piracy, Simon Bradshaw, Peter Laurie’s book on underground spaces in London, and the Humble eBook Bundle.

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TCLP 2012-08-13 Interview: Kevin O’Brien about Ohio Linux Fest 2012

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro I thank Michael E. for his very generous donation, the amount for which was inspired by Gematria.

Listener feedback this week is from Kevin, Chris and Samuel all in response to my feature on upgrading Android. The alternate OS install Chris mentions can be found here.

The hacker word of the week this week is forked.

The feature this week is an interview with Kevin O’Brien, one of the organizers behind the Ohio Linux Fest. We talked specifically about this year’s event as well as the fest in general. The various folks we mentioned include Beth Lynn Eicher, Jon “maddog” Hall, Scott Merrill, Door to Door Geek, Mel Chua, Doug McIlroy, and Jonathan Nadeau.

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TCLP 2012-03-19 Andrea’s Linux Switch

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

In the intro, a quick explanation of the shift from releasing the podcast on Sunday to releasing it on Monday.

Listener feedback this week is from Dave, who recommended pymazon; John who shared some excellent thoughts on efficiency and geek fatigue; and Paul, who recommended virtualization as a hedge against the cost of recovery from failed upgrades and experiments.

The feature this week is a conversation with my wife, Andrea, about her experiences in her own words switching back to Linux. Andrea has been on the podcast before though not in quite some time. If the mention of her hobbies interests you, I highly recommend you check out her blog.

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TCLP 2011-12-11 Live Interview with Cory Doctorow about “Context”

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is the recording of the live interview I conducted with Cory Doctorow at the New America Foundation (where I now work.) We talked mostly about his new essay collection, “Context” but as usual the conversation ranged widely from there, especially when we opened up to audience questions.

My thanks to both Cory for his time and John Taylor Williams for getting me this audio.

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TCLP 2011-11-27 Digital Scofflaws

This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

There is no hacker word of the week this week.

The feature this week is a conversation I had with my friend and friend of the podcast, Chris Miller, about digital scofflaws, inspired by Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” documentary.

Update: My guest, Chris Miller, assembled some more in-depth notes on our discussion when he re-shared this episode on his blog.

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