Monday, May 12, 2008

Little Brother

Just finished reading Little Brother, the new novel from Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing and elsewhere. It's targeted as "young adult," which I guess is a euphemism for "teen," but it's a decent read for us old people too. It's sort of a channeling of much of the Boing Boing type stuff - intellectual property rights, security, surveillance, hacking, online culture - served up as a tale of a kid who uses the awesome powers of technology to fight back against the man. It's a fun read, and a nice bit of anti-authoritarian shot in the arm. Buy it for your kid, or yourself.