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 10 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.


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.