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  1. Sublime

    Comment by Trasferito — January 9, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

  2. About the new social phenomena (such as Anonymous) that no one has names for: i think Harrison described something similar in “The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted”, and it was called “Individual Mutualism”, a society where everything is done by cooperating individuals, rather than by central governments or powerful corporations. Harrison didn’t point at the Internet as the means of communication and coordination for that society, but then in 1988, when the book was published, Internet was not yet recognized for what it is.

    Comment by LRN — January 14, 2012 @ 5:57 am

  3. here is the Polish version of the Lockdown article on BoingBoing, that was based on the speech:

    Comment by Stan Kwiatkowski — January 18, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

  4. Somebody called Luigi Rosa mentioned on BoingBoing that he and Paolo Attivissimo translated your speech into Italian, and uploaded it to .

    Comment by Branko Collin — January 21, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

  5. Apologies, the translation is of the article based on the speech, AFAIK.

    Comment by Branko Collin — January 21, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  6. Inspiring! Thanks a lot Cory :)

    Comment by Petter — January 24, 2012 @ 10:52 am

  7. Great, now you’ve started the lawmakers thinking about regulating wheels!!

    Comment by Mike Amy — January 24, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

  8. […] Cory on The Coming War on General Purpose Computation […]

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  9. […] Doctorow, Cory. “The Coming War on General Purpose Computing.” 28th Chaos Communications Congress, Berlin 2012. Keynote. Web <; […]

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