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The Coming War on General Purpose Computation

Here's a transcript of my keynote at the 28th Chaos Communications Congress in Berlin over Christmas week, "The Coming War on General Purpose Computation." Here're the relevant links:

* Video
* Transcript (Joshua Wise)
* German translation (Christian Wöhrl)
* Subtitles in German, French, Spanish and Italian (you can add more!)

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9 Responses to “The Coming War on General Purpose Computation”

  1. Trasferito says:

    Sublime

  2. LRN says:

    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.

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

    http://mises.pl/blog/2012/01/18/doctorow-lockdown-nadchodzaca-wojna-z-komputerami-ogolnego-przeznaczenia/

  4. Somebody called Luigi Rosa mentioned on BoingBoing that he and Paolo Attivissimo translated your speech into Italian, and uploaded it to http://siamogeek.com/computer-universale/ .

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

  6. Petter says:

    Inspiring! Thanks a lot Cory :)

  7. Mike Amy says:

    Great, now you've started the lawmakers thinking about regulating wheels!!

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