Mathematician/physicist Jan Rubak has done me the honour of recording readings of six of the essays from my nonfiction collection, Content
and uploading them to the Internet Archive. He's a great reader, too!
- In Praise of Fanfic
- Metacrap: Putting the torch to seven straw-men of the meta-utopia
- Amish for QWERTY
- Free(konomic) Ebooks
- The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights
- When the Singularity is More Than a Literary Device: An Interview with Futurist-Inventor Ray Kurzweil
All 28 essays are available as free downloads (and there have been a ton of conversions to everything from Braille to OpenDoc
) and, of course, there's a beautiful physical object for sale, too
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s merciless mashup of the UK’s bumbling pound-shop Thatcher with Monty Python’s classic work of historical documentary is bound to infuriate the reactionary wing of the Pythons, but it brought a lasting smile to my face. (Thanks, Robbo!)
A new report from the US Copyright Office on Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act — a controversial law that bans breaking DRM, even for legitimate purposes — calls for sweeping, welcome changes to the DMCA.
Did you buy a useless $400 “smart” juicer and now feel the need to accessorize it with more extrusions from the Internet of Shit timeline? Then The Leaf from Teaforia is just the thing: it’s a tea-maker that uses DRM-locked tea-pods to brew tea in your kitchen so you don’t have to endure the hassle […]
Despite the upfront cost, electric toothbrushes are much better at removing plaque than those freebies from the dentist’s office. For those who struggle to fill the American Dental Association’s recommended two minutes of brushing time, or anyone with limited dexterity, a sonic toothbrush can give your oral care routine a boost.To keep your chops healthy […]
Learning a new language will give your resume an upgrade, sure, but it will also provide a huge cognitive boost for mental tasks outside of translation and conversation. Bilingual brains have been shown to be better at handling multiple concurrent tasks, and gaining fluency in a new tongue is an amazing way to improve memory, […]
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