Cory Doctcorow makes my brain hurt.
But in a good way. A very good way. That's Cory after Friday night's Free Culture @ NYU talk: State of the Copyfight 2007: Looking up, not out of the woods yet.
The fast-talking, and even faster thinking Cory Doctorow is co-editor of Boing Boing, otherwise known as the world's most popular blog. (The stats tell all.)
He's also a sci-fi writer and activist for our rights, when it comes to the world of copyright and DRM. Here's a video of him talking up DRM and self-determination, courtesy of Loic Le Meur (and Google Video).
I sat next to Cory at a conference today. It was like playing
basketball next to Michael Jordan. Cory was looking at more than 30
screens a minute. He was bouncing from his mail to his calendar to a
travel site and then back. His fingers were a blur as he processed
inbound mail, visiting more than a dozen sites in the amount of time it
took for my neck to cramp up. I'm very fast, but Cory is in a different
league entirely. Rereading this, I can see I'm not doing it justice. I
wish I had a video...
Side note: Interestingly enough, I was one of the people Cory was emailing from the conference, which we all three (plus about 297 others) attended. In the email, Cory agreed to be Waxxi's next guest, on an interactive podcast in February. More over here, shortly. In the meantime, check out his new short story collection, Overclocked.