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Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

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Success! Bastian Greshake Tzovaras has read 74 of 52 books.

Internet Con (Hardcover, 2023, Verso) 4 stars

When the tech platforms promised a future of "connection," they were lying. They said their …

Sibling work to Chokepoint Capitalism

5 stars

After explaining how chokepoint capitalism leads to us being locked in into enshittified walled gardens to extract our money from us, "The Internet Con" expands on this. Drawing on his years of internet & copyright/left related activism, Doctorow outlines how DRM and copyright are being used - i don't dare say misused, as it's been clearly been premediated - to keep switching costs high.

This book makes an amazing case for how interoperability can save us, and why we need to lobby both for proactive interoperability as well as for the right to engage in adversarial interoperability.

Day of the Tentacle (EBook, Boss Fight Books) 5 stars

An ode to an amazing game

5 stars

DotT must have been one of the first (if not even the first) adventures I ever played on a PC during my primary school years. Much of the humor went over my head at the time (as did a good bit of the puzzles), but the amazing art style and animations convinced a class mate & me to power through, even if we had to brute-force all item/hotspot interactions to make it through.

This book does a great job in capturing the humor and love that went into creating the game, while also presenting the history of its making off!