Book Report – Little Brother

Set in mid-2000s San Francisco, [Cory Doctorow][craphound]’s Little Brother brings a tale of what can go wrong when yuo have a society that values compliance over independence.

A story of technology innovation, [hacker culture][wiki-hackerculture], information sharing and data freedom all set against the backdrop of a modern-day terrorism nightmare. Cory Doctorow highlights a number of different things in our everyday world that allow other people to learn more about you, to track you and build a profile about you. These are extended to the next level in Little Brother talking about some of the what-ifs and could-bes that today’s technology could allow.

You can get a copy of the book [online for free][book-download], that’s how the author has always released his material. Doctorow has been a strong believer in the [Creative Commons][ccorg] and has managed to work out deals with publishers that allow that to happen. But if you do, and if you enjoyed it, buy a copy for a library or a school in your neighbourhood. Give someone else a chance to read a paper copy of the book.

[book-download]: https://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/
[ccorg]: https://creativecommons.org/
[wiki-hackerculture]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_culture
[craphound]: https://craphound.com/