The TLDR of “Hacking Politics,” the story of how geeks, progressives, the tea party, gamers, anarchists, and suits defeated special interest and saved the internet. A blueprint for the future of political action!
“This is an experimental interface for Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox For Revolution. Beautiful Trouble is a book and web toolbox that puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest into the hands of the next generation of change-makers.”
[Amazon is] a very aggressive corporation which is trying to take over the book market in the United States and has succeeded to a very large degree in doing that. And they don’t really care how they do it. I think they have very little respect for the culture of publishing… they’re not interested in ideas.
In a secretive ceremony attended by a handful of close admirers, Hardcover Book was buried this past weekend. The end came after years of decline. “It was the sale of Goodreads to Amazon that was the final blow,” sobbed a close relative, Jacket Design. “HB just couldn’t take any more.” When reached for comment, Publishing, a legal guardian of Hardcover Book, expressed surprise at the death. “I didn’t even realize it was still around,” Publishing said. Family have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to your local library.
“I’m really impressed by the lineup that John’s recruited to speak at this,” says Ron Hogan, a book reviewer and writer who will be presenting on social media during the program. “From eminences like Jane Friedman and Larry Kirshbaum who have refused to rest on their pre-digital laurels to a new wave like Richard Nash and Rachel Fershleiser who are finding fun ways to use the new tools that have become available to us.”
See you there, y’all!
Anarchist Bookfair next weekenddddd
We’ll be there, obviously.