"Mitigating a DDoS [on the fediverse]"
"The best Cyber Monday deals according to Alexa: any Amazon-owned brand"
And this is why the eroding of antitrust is bad.
Walkaway - Ch. 2
There's mention of a rich guy trying to extend his life so much he's just organs in a vat.
Doctorow's short story Chicken Little is about how would an ad agency sell something to someone so rich? It goes inside the world of vat guy.
re: Walkaway Ch. 2
huh, why this no tag @TechnicolorRainbow ?
Economists have a sci-fi book club and discuss the different economies in the books and they did Walkaway.
Some spoilers in it, but think it's just in the first few chapters.
Walkaway Ch. 2
Some ideas from Walkaway are inspired by Burning Man, which Doctorow is a fan of. Gift economy, constant consent, MOOP.
I think it was the Little Brother sequel, Homeland, that has the character at Burning Man some. And the novella The Man Who Sold the Moon has the characters at a Burning Man like event.
Walkaway, like Chapter 11ish?
Had a friend mention lack of disabled characters in Walkaway despite the appeal. Earlier a character mentions someone not as mobile might not be able to make the trek out to some blighted escarpment. But someone at Walkaway University mentioned their brain scan project attracted elderly/terminally ill. Then Sita said you got Walkaways making prosthetics going from having creditors disabling yours remotely in default for missing a payment, to wanting a superhuman one in Walkaway.
Heard this podcast with Doctorow where he mentions his grandfather had some blighted land (that companies dumped chemicals on that might have caused him cancer.)
Could that be inspiration for the places Walkaways set up?
Want a little more Walkaway? Doctorow also wrote a novella called Party Discipline, about highschoolers without much prospects after graduating.
If you read past the first chapter of Walkaway, not really any spoilers in this.
Reminder that #TechnicolorRainbow book club is reading Walkaway by Cory Doctorow.
Borrow from your local library or someone you know that has one.
If you can't find a copy and can't swing buying your own, let us know and we'll get you a copy.
Happy broadcast signal intrusion anniversary to @thegibson!
Walkaway, Ch. 1
Doctorow said the many names for Etc. was inspired by his eastern european background, where his relatives would have many different names, giving name, Yiddish name, Americanized name when they came to the states...
You can see similar in his book Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, where the characters names change through the book.
The character Etc. has said his parents picked his names from an old census list of names. Doctorow has said that's how he might choose character names, if only as placeholders, take from the top for common, the bottom for uncommon.
Will only consider #TechnicolorRainbow book club a success when someone else unprompted decides a book we'll be reading.
Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code!
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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.