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This coming Friday (May 7), the @gburgbookfestl is featuring me in an interview conducted by John @scalzi; we pre-recorded the event but I'll be in the live chat for the premiere.

Dishwashers have become Iphones: Meet the Bob Cassette Rewinder.

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Part 5 of How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism: This week on my podcast!

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#10yrsago Federal judge: open WiFi doesn’t make you liable for your neighbors’ misdeeds…

#5yrsago Technoheritage has a property problem…

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#5yrsago Norway’s titanic sovereign wealth fund takes a stand against executive pay…

#5yrsago TSA lines grow to 3 hours, snake outside the terminals, with no end in sight…

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#5yrsago Inside a SCOTUS case on cheerleader uniforms, a profound question about copyright…

#1yrago Lockdown CO2 and structural roots of the climate emergency…

#1yrago The Making of Prince of Persia…

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Yesterday's threads: XKCD's scientific microfiction meme; Attack Surface is a Locus Awards finalist; and more!

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My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."

Get signed books from @DarkDel:…

My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:…

Signed copies here:…

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

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Upcoming appearances:

* In conversation w/@scalzi (@GburgBookFest), 5/7,

* Interoperability and Alternative Social Media, 5/12,…

* Launch for @aminder_d's Cyclopedia Exotica, 5/13,…

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Recent appearances:

* Podcapitalism Podcast

* Talking "Robot Artists & Black Swans" with Bruce Sterling…

* The Right to Repair Movement, Monopolies, and Solarpunk

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.…

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