Anyone feel like recording a chapter of Lawrence Lessigs new book?
The license pretty clearly indicates that, so long as were not
making a commercial venture of it, we can make a recording of
(perform) the text. There are a Preface, Introduction, fifteen
chapters, a conclusion and an afterword. If youre willing to
contribute an MP3 recording of a chapter (ideally, hosting it on your
own server but Ill bet we can gird up the Disseminary
to host chapters for you, if you can host it yourself drop us a
comment and let us know which chapters youll take. Heck, we could have
(Disclaimer: I just typed their names in there. They havent offered or
12 hours later, this item has already appeared on Boing Boing and
received 26 comments on AKMA’s site, and a flurry of email has appeared
in my inbox regarding this project. All on a Friday night! I have deduced two things from this:
- Lessig’s work is important to a lot of us who work in that strange intersection of creative and technical.
- I clearly need to teach my fellow bloggers how to party. It’s Friday night, people!
I have signed up to read a chapter, but haven’t chosen one yet.
I’m going to go look over the book and see if there’s one that tickeles
my fancy or if there’s one that nobody’s volunteered to read yet.
to contribute a chapter. They’ve got great speaking voices and their
contribution to the ‘Net at large is far greater than mine. I write a
blog and helped generate some buzz for P2P; they’ve helped make the
But not today. I’ve got an aunt and uncle from the Philippines whom I’m joining for lunch at the St. Lawrence Market, followed by catching up with Cory’s book reading, a haircut, a couple of birthday parties to attend and a friend from out of town who need to sample some more of the local night life.
While I laud my fellow bloggers’ industriousness, I suggest that they
turn off the computer and get some fresh air. And a double rye and coke!