For the Win – Video Book Review

I don’t read a lot of fiction these days, but every now and again I dip in and do so. This is a quick video book review of Cory Doctorow’s wonderful book, For the Win. It’s about virtual economies (like Warcraft), gold farming, what it would be like to organize a multinational union of people who “work” video games for others, and a lot about the state of now in places like India and China for some people. In other words, I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. Here’s the video review.

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  • http://www.bamadems.org Sammy

    Thanks I Was Thinking About Buying That One

  • Robin Mizell

    Thank you for this review, Chris. I’ll buy the book, now that you’ve described it, because I agree there’s a lot to learn about emerging economies AND I need to get my head around online gaming. Efficiency!

  • http://www.theskykid.com skykid

    Cory Doctorow is an excellent writer . Loved his book ” Little Brother ” which seems to be ever so actual. And I have no doubts that his new book is equally good. Thank you for the review.

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  • http://www.hannahmarcotti.com Hannah

    Chris, thank you for the review. I just wrote a post about the little notes my daughter leaves me and I saw your “hi best dad in the world behind you.” Nice.

  • http://www.hannahmarcotti.com Hannah

    Chris, thank you for the review. I just wrote a post about the little notes my daughter leaves me and I saw your “hi best dad in the world behind you.” Nice.

  • Anonymous

    Great review Chris, as always. Two suggestions: Figure out why I can’t see your video in the email, and frame yourself better so you’re not being upstaged by the whiteboard behind you :) I look forward to your next review.

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  • http://twitter.com/MikeLICSW Mike Langlois, LICSW

    Thanks for the reading suggestion, and even more thanks for giving therapists working with gamers a fun read to learn more about them!

  • http://www.coopersbarnyard.com Frankie Cooper

    Interesting review points about a good book to read. Thanks.

  • Kwame

    Are you going to do a best of 2010 list Chris?

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