Cory Doctorow talks about his education, growing up with mainframes, the consumption of news and engaging with others,
Some interesting quotes:
On Succeeding in Technology
If you really want a good job in tech then you should have the good fortune of being born in 1971 … Anyone who is my age who made a living in technology just got lucky by when they were born.
Paying for the Product
They say if you are not paying for that you are the product, what we see in an era of unregulated monopolism is that people who are paying for it are still the product. You buy an iPhone or an Android Phone and it is loaded with survellieance technology … If you are a farmer and you drive your 1/2 million dollar John Deer tracker around your fields, it is gathering telemtery on your fields … Monsanto takes that data and sells it back to you in seed, while John Deer takes that data and sells it to the futures market.
People Are Free, not the Internet
The internet does not want to be free, people do.
Riding the Highs and Lows
It does not matter how delicious the punch is if there is a turd floating in the punch bowl