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Coming soon: Live chat with Cory Doctorow

Erin Balser

All month we've been talking about reading in the digital age — and who would have more to say on this topic than Cory Doctorow, blogger, author, technologist and digital visionary? Cory was giving away books online before it became the norm, preached about a creative intellectual commons before copyright issues became an internet problem and was writing tech-savvy fiction before it became cool.


When he's not talking about technology or copyright, he's co-editing the popular online blog Boing Boing. His most recent book, For the Win, takes on the darker side of the video-game world. Sweatshop workers spend long ways slaving away producing video games for the Western world to play. When they get fed up, they start an internet union, using the games themselves to organize a world-wide labour movement. Tackling everything from international economics and politics to the function of video games in every day life, this smart, savvy book is Cory Doctorow at his best.

Join us on Thursday, September 30, at 11 a.m. ET to chat with Cory about this book, his thoughts about reading in the digital age and more! You could even win prizes: we're giving away copies of Cory's newest book, For the Win, throughout the chat!

To sign up for the chat, head to the live chat page. There, you can bookmark it or request a reminder e-mail! We look forward to chatting with you (and Cory too!).

If you're in the mood for a little homework, be sure to check out the clip above, when George Stroumboulopoulos interviewed Cory on The Hour in November 2009! 

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