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Uncle Sam Was (Probably) A Real Dude

Uncle Sam Was (Probably) A Real Dude

As the physical embodiment of all things American, Uncle Sam has been used to represent the likes of freedom, Big Brother, consumerism, foetus-snatching and everything in between. But just over 200 years ago, this anthropomorphised flag of a man was an actual, living human being — and a too-weak-to-enlist one,…

Cory Doctorow, You Are A Consumer, Too

Cory Doctorow, You Are A Consumer, Too

I saw the Rally Fighter, an open-source car in Austin. This is what the “finished” interior looked like, more or less. That’s what Cory Doctorow wants you to drive.