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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
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May 23, 11

bookshelves: okay-sci-fi, reviewed
Read from September 15 to November 16, 2010

There's not really even enough in the book to comment on. I thought it was trite, trivial, and shallow, which it seems isn't all that far off from what the Bitchun Society might be, and so, for that, I applaud Mr. Doctorow, but as far as a fascinating story, this is not one. And really, way to not have an interesting discussion on cloning, backing-up, retiring, uploading... for the person who is left over after the back-up, how are they not dead? Properly dead? And why would anyone be okay with that? Bunk.

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Reading Progress

09/28/2010 page 50
24.0% "um, so far, this whuffie idea sounds horrifying (not that our current economic structure isn't horrifying): going around, trying to get people to like you, on purpose, just to up your rating? caring how others are going to judge your every action? i mean, now every single act you do has become a commodity. we've commodified enough already in our current capitalist system."

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