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@JamesPowderly promised to release a book years ago. But he never really got started writing it. Now he has to think about getting started pretty soon. Check this out!

Hey James! If you are not getting started soon I’ll sell one of your USB hard drives on ebay! You have 10 days to finish the Introduction and 1st chapter. I am sorry! But F.A.T. sees no other way getting you down on this.

Link to Ebay. (Learn some german) and think about joining the auction. I haven’t looked at the hard drive but I am sure it is very ‘valuable’. ;-)

Just to get you an idea on the outcome of James’s book find a first draft of his introduction below.

[...]The Internet is built on a gift economy? In what sense? Historically?
Where? It’s built by the military industrial complex and in large part
funded by advertising and porn. Our buddy Galloway makes a clear
argument that the internet is based on control through protocol not
freedom. And that parts of that decentralized control structure are
good. In the same way some systems of control in nature are good
(genes, natural selection). Others not so good… For hackers maybe it
feels freer than real life because we can manipulate the medium better
than we can atoms and it has seemingly large shadows for a world lit
by billboards and definitively marked by tcp/ip. For some small part
of that Hacker world, ego-boo is how we form social groups, network,
just say thanks, and jerk each other off. But I think it is massively
important that we don’t delude ourselves into techno-deterministic
utopian thinking about the web. For baudrillard and many others, It is
fucked, a priori, by the type of communication it supports, it’s
commercial and military infrastructure etc., for others its the
ultimate and nearly perfect represetation of hegemony, a great place
to entertain ourselves to death, to become otaku and dissolve all ties
with reality, a single point of access for the commercialization of
everything, a way to opt into total information awareness, a means for
the monoculturalization of earth, the birth of the simgularity, the
portal through which we generally atomize and isolate ourselves and
our efforts and basically just kinda stupid. If we are having fun,
that’s cool… But aren’t we just taking dad’s car out for the night?

James Powderly 2010

@James! Have you finally some proposals for the title ready?!?

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Posted on June 7, 2010



  1. ttttt says:

    20 Euros! First bid!

  2. Michael says:

    Hehe, how big is the drive? ;-)

  3. Aram says:

    i guess it s 250 or 500 gigs. hey james! how big is it?!?!

  4. powderly says:

    its 250 gigs of pink, pregnant and milking back issues! wtf! and btw, the politically correct term is african-american-mail…

  5. brandon says:

    james, i could ghost write it for you for a drive with “notch and oily” and “lord of that tractor” on it. oh, it can start like this, “it was a dark and stormy night when we decided to steal a neighborhood watch sign to give as a birthday present…” just a teaser.

  6. Geraldine says:

    HAHAHAHA i lovez you all

  7. brandon says:

    i think i’ve got you covered. no one said it had to be true, right?

  8. Jamie Dubs says:

    str8 the NYtimes bestsellers

    Need an file list from the hdd or no bids!!

  9. powderly says:

    @brandon, didnt that story end with us watching jim “the master” tate’s family eat a human baby leg?

    I know there is someone out there who will buy the hardrive and give it to me just to stop me from writing a book!

  10. kool! i just received a great first chapter from james! awesome writing !

    sorry guys! i had to take down the HD, but if anyone was interested in the GRL case let me know …. :-)

  11. Jamie Dubs says:

    I call shenanigans! This is just so we can’t get his pron

  12. Aram says:

    I had no choice!!! … some Kkangpae with Ssang Kal knives showed up here … ;-)

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