books in spaceCyberspace is filled with plenty of things for book lovers. Every Sunday I will share some of the best things I have found. Just click the links to be swept away, but please remember to come back.

Cory Doctorow is leading the fight to have digital locks removed from ebooks and other material that you own.

To lead the fight, the EFF has brought in Cory Doctorow, celebrated author, co-founder of blog institution Boing Boing, and originator of “Doctorow’s Law”, which sums up the dilemma neatly: “Any time someone puts a lock on something you own, against your wishes, and doesn’t give you the key, they’re not doing it for your benefit.” For Doctorow, and for many others, computers should exist to do what we tell them to do: “It’s the difference between ‘Yes, master’ and ‘I can’t let you do that, Dave’.”

Read the full article, Whose digital content is it anyway? on the Guardian website

Wednesday night I was travelling home on the tube and I found a book, lovingly placed there by the good people at Books On The Underground. It is a wonderful idea, which I believe has made it Stateside to NYC as well. Besides giving away free books, Books on the Underground also have a wonderful blog with some reviews, a book club and plenty of information about this wonderful organisation.

Visit Books on the Underground’s blog

I tweet, so I perhaps should read So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson.
If you tweet, maybe you should too.

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson, book review: You are what you tweet from The Independent


Author: 2Dubya

Like most people one day Wesley will die. Until then though, Wesley spends his days drinking coffee, watching the telly,trying to figure out politics and listening to BBC Radio... and on the days he is at work watching trains under the ground. Away from work he putters around in the kitchen, tends to his fish, watches films and occasionally reads a book, or works in his garden. Wesley is also a keen father to his two little princesses, and a slave to his wife.

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