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The Resource Eastern Standard Tribe

Eastern Standard Tribe

Label
Eastern Standard Tribe
Title
Eastern Standard Tribe
Statement of responsibility
Cory Doctorow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth onto the world. Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur. He may live in London and work for an EU telecommunications megacorp, but Art's real home is the Eastern Standard Tribe. Instant wireless communication puts everyone in touch with everyone else, twenty-four hours a day. But one thing hasn't changed: the need for sleep. The world is slowly splintering into Tribes held together by a common time zone, less than family and more than nations. Art is working to humiliate the Greenwich Mean Tribe to the benefit of his own people. But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted-not happiness, not money, and most certainly not love. Which might explain why Art finds himself stranded on the roof of an insane asylum outside Boston, debating whether to push a pencil into his brain.... Listed by Unglue.it
Summary
Art is an industrial saboteur who is working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He is working on a system that is counterintuitive and user-hostile, to the benefit of his own people, the Eastern Standard Tribe. In a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted, not money or happiness, and certainly not love. So why is Art stranded on the roof of an insane asylum outside Boston, trying to decide whether or not to push a pencil into his brain? Find out in this comedy of loyalty and betrayal, sex and madness by one of science fiction's most artfully innovative writers.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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126215
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cory Doctorow
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Eastern Standard Tribe
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010189
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780765307590
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Eastern Standard Tribe
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300010189
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780765307590
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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