eBooks and DRM

Entry 150 for Thursday September 10, 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Exam for #TC1028 group 91; meetings with #TC3045 students Erick, Gustavo, Fabian and then with Andrés later in the day; spent part of the day (and the day before) tracking down how to purchase “Hackers” from 1995 to show my students on Friday; sharing, helping and showing the power of social networks; meeting with Canadian consulate staff (Diana and Lewis) with two other volunteer wardens (John and Martino) via Zoom; meeting organized by Genaro to discuss the plan for the following week’s transfer sessions for 4th semester classes; the 3rd weekly #openflip discussion in Spanish with guest speaker Martha.
  2. What did you enjoy? This was a day full of excellent experiences all round. Martha’s discussion was excellent and inspiring but I also enjoy conversations with students and that session with the Canadian consular staff/volunteers.
  3. What did you find difficult? DRM is stupid and painful and discriminatory. I tweeted the previous day about Cory Doctorow’s kickstarter for his new book. Supporting content creators directly makes so much more sense. So I backed his kickstarter by purchasing audio books of the three books in this series.
  4. What has changed? I really enjoy the meetings with consular staff/volunteers that we have had over the years, this was our first one via Zoom. It still was good to connect, this was the first time that I met Diana and the second with Lewis.

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Picture of Cory Doctorow talking at O'Reilly OSCON Open-Source
“O’Reilly OSCON Open-Source” flickr photo by Orminternal https://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/28625666962 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

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