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    Review – Makers by Cory Doctorow

    Makers is a fascinating and exciting read. Exciting not in the guns and kabloomy sense, but because of the idea train that started rolling through my head on page one and still hasn’t stopped a few days since finishing the novel. Cory Doctorow has taken a look into our future and presented an optimistic society, flawed only by the difficulties that confronts those who are smart and creative. The heroes struggle to try and do what they love to do — create — in this world. The heroes are a lovable cast from a reporter who has stepped into the fascinating ‘new work’ movement to the creative tinkerers building and…

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    Reading… Makers by Cory Doctorow

    About halfway reading through Makers by Cory Doctorow… a very interesting read with some keen observations on where commerce may be heading (or maybe, should be heading). This is the first novel of his I have read though I have read many of his stories, being first introduced to him through On Spec magazine. Definitely recommend it so far, details can be found on Cory’s website.

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    Stories — who do they belong to?

    I absolutely hate being locked into specific hardware or software in order to read an eBook and its one of the reason’s I’m mostly in pause mode, in regards to purchasing new books. When the next great device comes along, perhaps with some of the features current eBook devices lack, I want to be able to move my books over. Richard Curtis recently summarized an article by Cory Doctorow in which Cory discussed his dislike for “roach motel devices” — eBook readers like the Kindle that didn’t let you actually own the stories and novels you’ve purchased. I encourage you to read the article, available through the link previous. After…