cory doctorow visits a radio shack: Oh my, this is funny. I like Cory and all (never met him, but I like his “Net representation,” anyway), and he’s a fellow FM blogger but this is still spot-on. As someone once said about me, that guy is running through the Internet with his hair on fire while the rest of us stroll.
CORY DOCTOROW: Let me ask you this: does this phone play quadraphonic Ogg Vorbis music format? Or FLAC encoded video? What about the Bittorrent client on this phone, is it GPL’d?
EMPLOYEE: I’m not entirely certain that the phone actually has a Bittorrent client. This brochure —
CORY DOCTOROW: You’re not certain? I guess you’ve forced me to ask: is the source code available for this phone? Not that I plan to do anything personally right now with the source, but I’d like to see it. Now, if possible, my good man. Chop chop!
They should do some more of these:
- The writers of Boing Boing go to an NFL football game. And they tailgate before and after.
- Cory Doctorow works a day in the USPTO
- Cory Doctorow and George W. Bush spend a day stuck in a broom closet together.
- The writers of Boing Boing go to church. (Come to Sioux Falls, Cory. We’ll go to my church together. We’ll go to the Olive Garden for lunch afterwards. It’ll be fun. Maybe Kottke would come too. And Richard Dawkins.)