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The Inca Trail

The Inca trail is one of the most popular treks in Peru and South America. It starts from Chillca and follows a route to Machu…

The Scientific Method

If you drop your shoe and a coin side by side, they hit the ground at the same time. Why does not the shoe get…

Microsoft Research DRM Talk

By Cory Doctorow (This is an excerpt of a talk was originally given to Microsoft’s Research Group and other interested parties from within the company…

All Complex Ecosystems Have Parasites

By Cory Doctorow (Paper delivered at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, San Diego, California, 16 March 2005) AOL hates spam. AOL could eliminate nearly 100…

Why is Hollywood Making a Sequel to the Napster Wars?

By Cory Doctorow (Originally published in InformationWeek, August 14, 2007) Hollywood loves sequels—they’re generally a safe bet, provided that you’re continuing an already successful franchise.…

Reasons to Become a Volunteer

In our modern capitalistic world, the idea of doing something for free might sound strange. Western society has oriented itself on success and profit, people…

Visions of Algae in Eighteenth-Century Botany

This article [Visions of Algae in Eighteenth-Century Botany] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/09/07/visions-of-algae-in-eighteenth-century-botany/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you…

Road Rage

Considering the ever-increasing pace of life across the globe, possessing a car and being able to drive it has become a necessity a long time…

World of Democracycraft

(Originally published as “Why Online Games Are Dictatorships,” InformationWeek, April 16, 2007) Can you be a citizen of a virtual world? That’s the question that…

The Future of Ignoring Things

By Cory Doctorow (Originally published in Information Week’s Internet Evolution, October 3, 2007) For decades, computers have been helping us to remember, but now it’s…

My Dream Career and How I Realized It

Prompt: Write an essay on the dreams you had for further education when you were in secondary school. In your essay, include three challenges you…

The Yellow Dress

It was another early sunset on a rainy day in Seattle. Andrew was walking with a paper bag of groceries back to his studio apartment…

The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

This article [The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/11/14/the-memoirs-of-joseph-grimaldi/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish…

How Copyright Broke

By Cory Doctorow (Originally published in Locus Magazine, September, 2006) The theory is that if the Internet can’t be controlled, then copyright is dead. The…

Olaus Magnus’s Sea Serpent

This article [Olaus Magnus’s Sea Serpent] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/02/05/olaus-magnuss-sea-serpent/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

A Religion of Life?

By Orla Polten ‘Come On, Humans, One More Effort If You Want To Be Post-Christians!’ is the cheeky title of a 2006 essay on theology’s…

How Do You Protect Artists?

By Cory Doctorow (Originally published in The Guardian as “Online censorship hurts us all,” Tuesday, Oct 2, 2007) Artists have lots of problems. We get…

The Mysteries of Nature and Art

This article [The Mysteries of Nature and Art] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/11/28/the-mysteries-of-nature-and-art/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you…

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