Techdirt Podcast Episode 122: Truth And Fiction With Cory Doctorow

from the don't-walkaway-from-this-one dept

Most Techdirt readers are already familiar with Cory Doctorow, whether via his EFF work, the BoingBoing blog, his novels, or all of the above. This week, he joins us on the podcast for an in-depth discussion about his new book Walkaway and much, much more.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 May 2017 @ 5:43pm

    Re: Corey Doctorow


    I've finished listening to the Podcast and I found it quite interesting.

    *His take on the conflict at the W3C was one I've not heard before. I question if the "app" issue is still the case as I've gotten the impression that app growth has dramatically slowed in recent years.
    *The various seeming contradictions that played out in describing Corey's novel are intriguing. I am curious how Corey can reconcile his views on surveillance with his seeming advocacy of a post-scarcity economy where property is continually shared based on a point-in-time need. Surely such a system would mandate very intrusive surveillance, no?
    *I found his statement on the rich mistrust of the poor interesting and his example quite good. Reminds me of the complaint I heard on C-SPAN during the height of the Affordable Care Act noisemaking in D.C. where a rich person ranted about how poor people are going to start licking doorknobs to purposely get sick now that they have health insurance and that the rich would have to pick up the tab.

    As for a followup on what I stated about Corey in my previous post, I think Corey himself summed it up nicely with "Irrational belief in the wickedness of people can actually become a self-fulfilling prophecy that can turn disaster into catastrophe". In the world of Internet subcultures, I feel this statement best describes how I see Corey after his poorly-informed grand standing on Internet cultural issues over the past few years.

    All in all I'm much more likely to pick up a copy of Corey's book. This podcast did a very good job of making it appealing.

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