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Inside: Citizens United and the FTX meltdown; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/23/inc…

#Pluralistic 1/ A vintage trustbuster cartoon depicting John D Rockefeller h
My publisher @TorBooks and @Goodreads are drawing for a giveaway of advance copies of my next novel, "Red Team Blues," a Silicon Valley forensic accounting thriller about a cryptocurrency heist - If you're in the US or Canada, enter here to win a copy:

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Citizens United and the FTX meltdown: The Keating Five were amateurs.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Tax prep services send sensitive financial info to Facebook; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/22/fre…

#Pluralistic 1/ An H&R Block storefront; the 'o' in Block has been replaced
Today (11/22), I'm hosting a @CalBookClub event with Kim Stanley Robinson where we'll be discussing his 1998 novel "The Gold Coast":

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My publisher @TorBooks and @Goodreads are drawing for a giveaway of advance copies of my next novel, "Red Team Blues," a Silicon Valley forensic accounting thriller about a cryptocurrency heist - If you're in the US or Canada, enter here to win a copy:

goodreads.com/giveaway/show/… 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Universities secretly sold their students to online casinos; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/21/rah…

#Pluralistic 1/ A gaudy casino floor. In th...
My publisher @torbooks and @goodreads are drawing for a giveaway of advance copies of my next novel, "Red Team Blues," a Silicon Valley forensic accounting thriller about a cryptocurrency heist - If you're in the US or Canada, enter here to win a copy:

goodreads.com/giveaway/show/… 2/ Image
Tomorrow (11/22), I'm hosting a @CalBookClub event with Kim Stanley Robinson where we'll be discussing his 1998 novel "The Gold Coast":

altaonline.com/california-boo… 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Private equity health-care monopolies are on a profitable killing spree; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/17/the…

#Pluralistic 1/ A hospital Emergency Room parking lot. In the center of the
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" tonight (Nov 17) and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
Today (11/17), I'm part of a @library_futures webinar:
us06web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…

Tomorrow (11/18), I'm in Baltimore at @thePeale Museum:
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Fri (11/19), I'm at Sky Live in London:
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Tracers in the Dark; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/15/pub…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover for the Penguin R...
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" this Thu (Nov 17) and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
Tomorrow (11/16) I'm in #DC to receive the Arthur C Clarke Award:
clarkefoundation.org/2022-awards-ev…

11/17, I'm on a @library_futures webinar:
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11/18, I'm in #Baltimore at @ThePeale:
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11/19, It's Sky Live #London:
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Even if you're paying for the product, you're still the product; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/14/lux…

#Pluralistic 1/ An Apple 'Privacy. That's iPhone.' ad. The three rear-facing
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Thu (Nov 17) and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
Wed (11/16) I'm in #DC to receive the Arthur C Clarke Award:
clarkefoundation.org/2022-awards-ev…

11/17, I'm in a @library_futures webinar:
us06web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…

11/18, I'm in #Baltimore at @thePeale:
thepeale.org/event/book-tal…

11/19, I'm at Sky Live in #London:
news.sky.com/bigideaslive 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The Framework is the most exciting laptop I've ever broken; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/13/gra…

#Pluralistic 1/ A disassembled Framework laptop; a man's hand reaches into t
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Nov 17 and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
Today (11/13), I'm presenting at @AaronSwartzDay:
aaronswartzday.org/asd-2022-lives…

11/16, I'm in DC for the Arthur C Clarke Award:
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11/17, I'm part of a @library_futures webinar:
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Apple's business model made Chinese oppression inevitable; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/11/for…

#Pluralistic 1/ A Chinese revolutionary poster depicting a marching army of
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Nov 17 and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
Tomorrow (11/12), I'm at @WaterstonesOxf:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/chokepoint-c…

Sun (11/13), I'm presenting at @AaronSwartzDay:
aaronswartzday.org/asd-2022-lives…

11/16, I'm in DC for the Arthur C Clarke Award:
clarkefoundation.org/2022-awards-ev… 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Amazon and Apple have an illegal price-fixing conspiracy; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/10/you…

#Pluralistic 1/ An old-timey cash register displaying $999.99. Its makers' m
TONIGHT! I'm at the #RadicalBookFair in #Edinburgh, with my Chokepoint Capitalism co-author @rgibli!
lighthousebookshop.com/events/chokepo…

This Sat (11/12), I'm at @WaterstonesOxf:
eventbrite.co.uk/e/chokepoint-c…

Sun (11/13), I'm presenting at @AaronSwartzDay:
aaronswartzday.org/asd-2022-lives… 2/
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Nov 17 and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Delegating trust is really, really, really hard (infosec edition); and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/09/inf…

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Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Nov 17 and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Tech a la carte; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/08/div…

#Pluralistic 1/ A remix of the iconic Soviet 'Nyet' anti-drinking poster. In
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Nov 17 and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The good news is that Penguin Random House can't buy all the other publishers; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/07/ran…

#Pluralistic 1/ A modified version of Goya's 'Saturn Devouring His Children.
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Nov 17 and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: "When Franny Stands Up," Eden Robins' debut novel; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/11/01/ede…

#Pluralistic 1/
Hey #DC! There's a *very special* invite-only book party for "Chokepoint Capitalism" on Nov 17 and while it's not a public event, there's a limited number of spaces I can distribute on a first come/first serve basis. If you'd like to come, email doctorow@craphound.com! 2/
"When Franny Stands Up," Eden Robins' debut novel: Supernaturual comediennes of WWII.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Adobe steals your color; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/28/fad…

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Adobe steals your color: A SaaS on the mantel in Act I must go off by Act III.

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Hey look at this

* Honda Orders Big Takedown of Honda-Related 3D Printing Models From Maker Communities thedrive.com/news/honda-ord… (h/t Don Hayler)

* 2SAXY - Walk of Fame (h/t @mathowie) 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Substituting economics for politics is a failure; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/27/eco…

#Pluralistic 1/ Economist Arthur Laffer sta...
Today only (Oct 26)! @PMPressOrg is holding a flash sale on my Outstanding Authors book, "The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" - it's 55% off!

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Substituting economics for politics is a failure: The verdict is in on "economism."

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Uline's billions fund voter suppression; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/26/box…

#Pluralistic 1/ A paper shredder that is sh...
Tonight (Oct 26), I'm hosting an online launch for XYChelsea's new book, "Readme.txt: A Memoir" via @Bookshop_Org:

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Uline's billions fund voter suppression: The Uihlein family used to fund the John Birch Society, today it's the Big Lie.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: An hour of interwar Halloween music; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/24/spo…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover art from Hallowee...
I'm at the #Ottawa @Writersfest tonight (10/24), presenting with @rgibli and @rushkoff

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An hour of interwar Halloween music: Spooky season listening from Centuries of Sound.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The Persuaders (how minds really change); nd more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/23/nar…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover of the Knopf edit...
The Persuaders (how minds really change): No mind control required.

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Inside: Backdooring a summarizerbot to shape opinion; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/21/let…

#Pluralistic 1/ An old fashioned hand-crank...
Backdooring a summarizerbot to shape opinion: Model spinning maintains accuracy metrics, but changes the point of view.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: It was all downhill after the Cuecat; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/20/ben…

#Pluralistic 1/ A Cuecat scanner with a bun...
It was all downhill after the Cuecat: On the origins of "user manipulation and surveillance."

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Inside: Being good at your job is praxis; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/18/adm…

#Pluralistic 1/ A photocopier in an office ...
Montreal! I'm at @LawMcGill's Global Governance of Online Harms, 10/20:
eventbrite.ca/e/the-global-g…

At @ArgoBookshop, 10/23:
eventbrite.ca/e/cory-doctoro…

At @LibraryJournal's Day of Dialog, 10/20:
libraryjournal.com/event/library-…

And Ottawa @Writersfest, 10/24
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Being good at your job is praxis: The FTC can mandate Right to Repair without (further) Congressional authorization.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: A giant grocery merger will send "inflation" through the roof; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/17/uni…

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Today (Oct 17), I'll be presenting remotely to @copyrightcentre's Copyright Evidence: Synthesis and Futures conference in Glasgow:

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A giant grocery merger will send "inflation" through the roof: The Kroger-Albertson's merger will trigger massive price-hikes.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: RIP, Roger Wood, genius assemblage sculptor; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/16/klo…

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Tomorrow (Oct 17), I'll be presenting remotely to @copyrightcentre's Copyright Evidence: Synthesis and Futures conference in Glasgow:

create.ac.uk/copyright-evid… 2/
RIP, Roger Wood, genius assemblage sculptor: Sorely missed already.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: How lawyers became sadists; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/10/15/lex…

#Pluralistic 1/ A thuggish, bewigged, ogrish cigar-chomping lawyer, standing
Next Monday (Oct 17), I'll be presenting remotely to @copyrightcentre's Copyright Evidence: Synthesis and Futures conference in Glasgow:

create.ac.uk/copyright-evid… 2/
How lawyers became sadists: What about the incentive not to be perceived as a colossal asshole?

3/  Image: Woody Hibbard (modified) https://commons.wikimedia.o
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