Fred sez, "The Consumer Electronics Association is running an ad this week in Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, reminding Congress of occasions in the past when the entertainment industries cried wolf about new technologies. The ad is brilliant, including this doozy from ASCAP in 1982 about recording off the radio: 'When the manufacturers hand the public a license to record at home...not only will the songwriter tie a noose around his neck, not only will there be no more records to tape [but] the innocent public will be made an accessory to the destruction of four industries.'" Link (Thanks, Fred!)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.