Cory Doctorow: Hacking Politics




Computers permeate almost every aspect of our lives. To fully understand the world we live in, we must understand computers and the language of 1s and 0s they speak. The characters in Cory…

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Cory Doctorow: Hacking Politics

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  1. @ 13min… Why do we all own our own lawnmowers and garden hoses?  Maybe because we all mow our own lawn on Saturday morning and water our own plants when we get home from work. 

  2. At 6:00 minute mark."I think we're in this world in real life, I think a world where there's ubiquitous surveillance
    Where the police are so pants wettingly afraid of any kind of democratic dissent that it immediately devolves into kettles and tear gas and arbitrary detainment" and on from there is profound IMHO Really the entire interview and the following one regarding Aaron Swartz just had me mesmerized.

  3. simply stunning! . i wanna do again so that i can get one more ipad :P. i am telling you, make sure you tell the address and email properly to send the giftbox. rush it here –> bit.ly/12t3JIQ?=gzzvfx

  4. "The best way to double your success rate is to triple your failure rate, and the best way to triple your failure rate is to make failure cheap, and the internet makes it cheap to try experiments in action and in collective action, so we can find all kinds of new ways of making stuff happen." Go, Doctorow!

  5. "At the very last minute, Google threw its lot in; they put a little link on the homepage. The people on the other side of this . . . they couldn't figure how to talk about this as a grass-roots uprising. They were so accustomed to Astroturf, that all they could think of was that it had gone in the other direction, that Google had somehow been behind that huge wave of millions of phonecalls and protests that led up to Google . . . going on the offensive, and that this was really Google's thing."

  6. "As hard as it is to get re-elected without campaign finance, it's much harder to get re-elected without votes." They do realize that, then, at times . . . who would have known?

  7. Cory totally nails a couple of those points.

    Also, Little Brother is excellent (still reading it)… have to grab a copy of Homeland for sure.

    And vale Schwartz.

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