Makers

by Cory Doctorow (not yet published.)

Cory very kindly brought an early manuscript of this as a gift to Michael, Giles and I when we met him a while ago, and I’ve been wracked with guilt ever since because I apparently lost it soon after. Thankfully, it recently turned up (on Christian‘s desk – my fault!) last week, so I happily finished it pronto.

It’s his best fiction yet! He must be honing his abilities with practice. \o/ Michael do you want it next?.

Christian doesn’t like my subjectivity-proof rating system, so this one is specially for him.

Rating:

10/10 if you want a lightly styled but deeply speculative and engrossing story that winds a like a sightseeing tour around the social and personal ramifications of the ways in which modern technology is changing the way people interact, organise and get things done.

0/10: If you aren’t interested in the ways society is changing under our feet.

5 thoughts on “Makers

  1. Interesting comments that appear to have nothing to do with this post whatsoever. Would be interested in reading the actual post that inspired this invective…

  2. @argle: I’m sorry that you’re hurt. It seems like we have ourselves a difference of opinion. How will we figure out who which one of us is the fucking moron? Oh! I know! We can let the market decide! So, how much *do* people pay for fonts these days, anyway? Oh, that’s right – NOTHING AT ALL.

    Jackass.

  3. “Right. Because, at the end of the day, you draw letters. How much did you *think* people were going to pay for that? It’s not exactly adding value, is it? The foundries fucked themselves before anyone else could get a boot in, by choosing to base their income on idle doodles.
    This may, of course, be incredibly ignorant and unfair of me. But so long as everyone agrees, that doesn’t matter one whit.”

    Just had to personally let you know that you are a fucking moron for that comment above. Fonts are idle doodles…right. Idiot.

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