Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow released Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (2003) simultaneously both online through the Creative Commons license and in print. His six science-fiction novels and three short-story collection published in the last ten years have been nominated for numerous awards including the prestigious Nebula and Hugo Awards. His young-adult novel Little Brother (2007) debuted second on the New York Times Bestseller list. He is co-editor of the popular site Boing Boing. Wonky maker.

“Most of us will never build a car. Pretty much none of us will create an aviation system. Design a building. Lay out a city. Those are complicated machines, those things, and they’re off-limits to you and me. But a computer is like, ten times more complicated, and it will dance to any tune you play. You can learn to write simple code in an afternoon.”