Monday, August 22


Daily News Stuff 22 August 2022

The Moral Of The Story Edition

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Tech News

  • Cory Doctorow has Kickstarted a new audiobook.  (Kickstarter)

    Doctorow won't put out a book with DRM, and Audible won't publish an audiobook without DRM.  This book, then - Chokepoint Capitalism - is about the ways Big Tech - Amazon (which owns Audible), Google, Facebook, Apple, and others - have conspired to take all the value from every transaction and leave the actual content creators with crumbs.

    It's so far raised nearly eight times its (admittedly modest) initial goal.

    Fair warning: Doctorow is a leftist, but an old-school one who can write coherently even when his premises are wrong.

  • A whole bunch of stuff on Ryzen 7000.  (Tom's Hardware)

    With the launch a week away the leaks are probably pretty accurate at this point.

  • The first major update for the hit fan-made game Holocure - a Hololive-oriented spin on Vampire Survivors - is out September 9.

    It will add Hololive Japan Gen 0 and Gamers to the current roster of characters (just Hololive English).

    Hololive has a very open approach to fan-made products using their IP, with some great results.

Disclaimer: It's not like I have 140,000 coins ready and waiting for the new release or anything.

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1 Established authors ebegging for a book they were going to write & sell anyway.  And a book about "<Adjective> Capitalism" at that.  I really need to start a racket like this.

Posted by: normal at Monday, August 22 2022 09:43 PM (obo9H)

2 There's probably something ironic about writing a book about big tech companies and then publishing said book on their platform, but I can't be bothered.

Also, if he were making an ebook instead of an audio book, he could put it on Amazon without DRM.

I'm not going to complain too loudly, though, because he's not really wrong.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, August 23 2022 12:07 AM (BMUHC)

3 He really hates DRM, but he doesn't realise that DRM is only even partially effective because the government made circumvention illegal (at the behest if his much-hated corporations).  I really don't see how you stop this process without Doctorow ending up on a one-way helicopter ride.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, August 23 2022 08:37 AM (obo9H)

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