Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow
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This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see an email I received from super talented writer, Cory Doctorow. I had written him an email to cheer him on after encountering his work, and I was not expecting a reply from someone so busy (Transcript below).

Some of his stories had been adapted into a comic, which you can download here. In the one titled, “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth”, I was first introduced to “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” written by another amazing author, John Perry Barlow. I was moved deeply by the ideas presented in the declaration and would suggest reading it to anyone interested in the future of the interwebs.

Forwarded conversation
Subject: Bravo

From: Jorel Pi
Date: Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 6:45 PM

Hi Cory,

Just a new fan here. I’ve recently been reading Cory_Doctorows_Futuristic_Tales_of_the_Here_and_Now.pdf and am extremely entertained. I hope a live action or a machinima version of your stories come to life.

Keep up the good work!
From: Cory Doctorow
Date: Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 10:28 PM
To: Jorel Pi

Hey, Jorel! Thanks for this — I hope you tell your friends! Personal
recommendations are bread and butter for a writer like me!


Cory Doctorow

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