Doctorow is the driving force behind the powerhouse Web-culture blog BoingBoing (among several other pursuits, notably as a copyfighter), and Baen is the perversely generous publisher that gives some of its best stuff away online. Together you get a cheap and easy way to while away the hours normally consumed watching status bars eke forward during software upgrades. Enjoy!
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.