"Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future"
by Cory Doctorow.

Official Website of the Book: http://craphound.com/content/

Science Fiction is the Only Literature People Care Enough About to Steal on the Internet

Discussion:

Music, games, books, and information was expensive 20 years ago. I can find just about any song I want for free at http://www.beemp3.com.
I recommend downloading some Jimi Hendrix songs, in fact artists that dont exist anymore like Janis, Doors, Zepplin, Marley, Nirvana, and Pink Floyd (im not including the dead because Jerry lives man!) are always coming out with new songs from secret vaults and I dont find it fair that evil corporations profit from an artist thats been dead for over 25 years.
I don't own any books but when I need to reference one I call upon the internet or Google (heres a thought has Google become the internet?). In regarding terms of information WOOOOOOOOOAAAAAA DUDE ngarley surfage. Speaking of surfers are we not just surfing the waves of free consumption only to occasionally wipe out in the deadly coral reef of greedy corporations eating away at us like blood-thirsty great white sharks(gasp)? In terms of good software though have your card handy (mmm hard candy lol) or use alot of free trials on seperate computers. In a world filled with bloody credit card transactions one man must face all odds while attempting to download the pirated version of the BattleStar Gallactica The Novel starring Samuel L. Jackson "I dont want no Motha Fucking Credit Card Snakes on no Motha Fuckin Internet Plane!" -by Mark Homayouni

Karen H.

I remember buying my first 45 record Aubry by Bread ,and my first album Running with the Pack by Bad Company. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the a 45, it was a small disc which contained two songs, one on each side, which you could purchase and an album was a larger disc which contained many songs. My first 45 cost twenty five cents and the Bad Co. album cost $10.00 . When I got home from the store I played the music over and over until I knew every word. I remember looking at the album cover art and being impressed with the design and the pictures of the band. I placed a great deal of value on the product which I had purchased with my own money. Over the years I built up quite a large album collection, including some classics such as Elvis Costello's first release of My Aim is True, several Beatles Albums, Queen's Day at the Races and Night at the Opera and many others by various other artists. About 15 years ago a fire destroyed my house and along with it my cherished record collection. I miss them, not only the music but the albums themselves and the covers. Conversely, I could not tell you the first song I downloaded and while I really like my ipod looking at the pictures on the little screen does not compare to holding an album in your hands and scrutinizing the cover info while listening to the magic coming off of the record player. I guess the point here is while it is nice to get music and books downloaded for free there has been a loss of an experience associated with the process and value placed on the product.