Suggested reading

little_brother_cover_small1I’ve just finished reading Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow. Really one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors.

It’s an eye-opening story about taking control of the technology, surveillance, personal freedoms in the post-911 world and, last but not least, teen angst. Made me wish I was 20 years younger. Or that my daughters were 10 years older – so I could make them read it.

I really liked it a lot, and apart from the fact that I can’t stop telling everyone I know about it, it inspired me to make a nice wallpaper image for all the techno-paranoid iPhone owners out there.

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La SQ passe aux aveux :
Réagissant à une vidéo diffusée sur YouTube, la Sûreté du Québec a admis jeudi que certains de ses agents s’étaient déguisés en manifestants au Sommet de Montebello, lundi et mardi derniers, mais assure que ces derniers n’étaient pas là pour provoquer la foule.

Conspiracy theory : Is Bin Laden the new Emmanuel Goldstein?

Am I crazy here ?
Hasn’t anyone ever read 1984?
Is this not obvious to everybody?
What? Hell-OOO!!!

Bin Laden, the invisible “Terrorist”, against which any and every measure is taken, at the cost of its eventual victim’s very freedom? The uncatchable evil ghost, forever in the shadows, a hundred years past his natural lifespan. Emmanuel Goldstein? Tell me it doesn’t ring a bell. SUITE »