This week on The Command Line podcast, a recording of a live chat between host Thomas Gideon and myself at the New America Foundation, discussing (among other things), my new essay collection Context. (MP3)
Travis Poling liked my essay "Writing in the Age of Distraction" from Context well enough to create a lesson plan based on it for his College Composition class.
Context: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century
Context: Further Selected Essays on Productivity, Creativity, Parenting, and Politics in the 21st Century, my second essay collection, is now officially available from Tachyon Books, and in finer bookstores everywhere. It features an introduction by the estimable Tim O'Reilly, as well as a walloping 44 essays that were previously published in various magazines, newspapers and websites. As with my other books, the whole text is available as a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA download for your remixing pleasure. I'm also in search of libraries and school that would like free copies of the book sent to them by donors.
From Tim's introduction:
Today marks the publication of Context, the followup to my 2008 essay collection, Content, sporting a walloping 44 essays from various newspapers, magazines, and websites, along with a spiffing introduction from my friend and hero Tim O'Reilly. Like all my other books, it's a free, Creative Commons licensed download, and like my other books, I'd like you to consider buying a copy, either for yourself or for a library or school.
There are many writers whose books I love, but to me being a “fan” implies more than just having an appreciation for a writer’s creative output. It includes a few less tangible qualities, like the author being an interesting person and having a relevant blog and maybe even occasionally “doing the right thing.” Your definition of what constitutes interesting, relevant and right will obviously affect all of this, but for me Cory Doctorow is one of those people, and Context is a great example of why he’s more than just a great novelist. Share this:TwitterPinterestStumbleUponGoogle
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