TKC 352 Douglas Rushkoff


Author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Interview starts at 13:37 and ends at 36:56

I remember a long time ago when Timothy Leary saw one of my first books, Cyberia or something, an early book about cyberculture, and he took it and he was moving his finger along the lines, and going “a line, and a line, and a line—why are you writing books like this? We’re in a different age. We’re in the chaos cyber age. You’ve got to pull things out and hypertext and this and that, go with it.”  I was like, “Yeah, but Tim—it’s a book! It’s not a hypercard stack. It’s not a website, it’s a book, and I’m okay with it being a book.”


“Publishing’s Digital Disruption Hasn’t Even Started Yet” by Gareth Cuddy at Digital Book World – April 23, 2015

“The Four Stages of Disruption” by Steven Sinofsky at re/code – January 6, 2014

“Amazon has started helping brands make ads from Kindle e-books” by Lara O’Reilly at Business Insider – April 28, 2015

“Amazon Has Started Using Kindle eBooks as Adverts” by Nate Hoffelder at Ink, Bits & Pixels – April 28, 2015

“How about an entire product placement eBook?” by Juli Monroe at TeleRead – November 12, 2015

The Vanishing Game by William Boyd (free at Kindle Store)

The Vanishing Game web version

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Interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Rushkoff’s web site

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now (2014) by Douglas Rushkoff (Kindle)

Other Books by Rushkoff available at the Kindle Store

2 Books by Douglas Rushkoff available for free via $9/month Scribd subscription

Audiobook version of Life Inc. by Douglas Rushkoff, available as part of Scribd subscription

“Generation Like” – February 18, 2014 TV documentary for Frontline co-produced and reported by Rushkoff

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Twitter stream (in Spanish)

Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace by Douglas Rushkoff (1994)

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