What's it like being an adjunct college professor? Published by Professor Staff, January 30, 2014
and now for some music... remember this gem from the Colorado adjuncts?
"Who governs digital trust? The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer," Cory Doctorow on general computing issues such as privacy, access, who owns and controls your content
Doctorow frames the question this way: "Computers are everywhere. They are now something we put our whole bodies into---airplanes, cars---and something we put into our bodies---pacemakers, cochlear implants. They HAVE to be trustworthy."
Sometimes humans are not so trustworthy, and programs may override you: "I can't let you do that, Dave." (Reference to the self-protective insane computer Hal in Kubrick's film "2001." That time the human was more trustworthy than the computer.) Who decides who can override whom?
The core issues for Doctorow come down to Human Rights versus Property Rights, Lockdown versus Certainty, and Owners versus mere Users...More and available in audio too.See also Cory Doctorow on Aaron Swartz and hactivism