1.3.13

Corey Doctorow at Busboys and Poets + A New Website

Some Fredhackers loaded up and traveled to Busboys and Poets, a bookstore in DC, to listen to Doctorow at a book signing.  He spoke about the life, death, and accomplishments of Aaron Swartz, the book Hacking The Xbox which is now free in memory of Swartz, and "watching TV the wrong way".  Preaching to the choir for us, but riveting to hear a public voice for many of the issues that concern techsters, hackers, and makers.  Information doesn't want to be free, people do.

Also, we had a few email exchanges with Corey leading up to this event discussing a fan website Fredhack setup using the name of a website from his book Pirate Cinema. The site is: confusingpeachoftheforestgreenbeethoven.

Right now the website is just a placeholder with a few links to hacker and internet activism related sites, but we'd like to do more with it in the near future.

Cory Doctorow speaking at Busboys and Poets

Cory signed Russ's book with a great Hack-a-Day doodle.