10 January 2009

Creative Commons Just About Rocks My World

Throughout my college career, I've found safe haven from the strains of my academic pursuits by playing silly trivia games and reading a rather large collection of articles about random things on the internet. I'm certainly not unique in this respect; many a college student trolls the internet for amusement these days, I'm sure. The point of this is that after stumbling on a link on Neil Gaiman's blog, I have fallen in love with the articles of Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing. They happen pretty frequently, so he has gotten me through many a long desk shift here in the ResLife department. I also knew he was an author and one that my favourite author, the aforementioned Neil Gaiman, had great praise for. Sadly, being a college student comes attached to being near destitute and my book-buying funds are often spent on things such as "Teaching Music through Performance in Choir" not Cory's book "Little Brother" which I have long coveted. Luckily, Mr. Doctorow is a strong supporter of Creative Commons licences! Huzzah! As a result, I've spent quite a bit of time reading the book I have so long desired here in front of the work computer screen. Link.

On a side note, I will probably be purchasing a copy of the book as soon as I've paid off my trip to Europe for the Shakespeare course this Summer.