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For The Win

Issue No. 2218

Cory Doctorow, web-famous for his part in promoting free culture on the internet, weaves an inspiring tale of rebellion against globalisation in his latest novel.

He focuses on “gold farmers” in China and India—workers whose job it is to play repetitive online games and earn virtual currency that can be sold on for real cash.

That part is not fiction—such workers exist. Where the story begins is when they start using the virtual world to organise unions across borders to fight back against the bosses.

And Doctorow has made the whole book available for free download.

Not bad.

For The Win
by Cory Doctorow
Out soon in paperback, or free download from

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Tue 7 Sep 2010, 17:52 BST
Issue No. 2218
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