Fwd: New Book: The Open Revolution - rewriting the rules of the information age

Cecilia Tanaka cecilia.tanaka at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 20:58:16 PDT 2018

Hi, lovely people!  Hope you all are having a great time and feeling
gorgeous, yay!  :D

Really respect Rufus and his work a lot.  I swear you will probably love
his book and references!  :D

And, well, if you eventually hate all of them, it's pretty OK, no
problem...  The best thing about him is knowing he is completely open to
_constructive_ feedbacks and _productive_ discussions about the Open
Culture!  :D

He is cute and patient, millions of times more polite than me, and zillions
of times more intelligent too.  One of the good guys, trust me!  :)

Wish you all kisses, hugs, books, smiles, music, and love!  <3

Ceci, still alive and kicking...  and being kicked, ouch!  :P
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your
curiosity.  It's your place in the world; it's your life.  Go on and do all
you can with it, and make it the life you want to live."  -  Mae Jemison

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From: Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
Date: Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 14:10

*The Open Revolution: rewriting the rules of the information age*

Hi thackday,

*This is one-off email to share with you the release of my book, The Open
Revolution: rewriting the rules of the information age.*

Get the book on OpenRevolution.net »

This book is about something bigger than tech itself. It’s about
information, ownership and control in a digital age. It talks directly to a
number of lives issues, ranging from access to medicines, to the future of
work and privacy, digital monopolies and power in a connected world.


Will the digital revolution give us digital dictatorships or digital
democracies? Forget everything you think you know about the digital age.
It’s not about privacy, surveillance, AI or blockchain—it’s about
*ownership*. Because in a digital age, who owns information controls the

Today’s “Closed” digital economy is the source of problems ranging from the
power of a handful of tech monopolies to control how we think and vote, to
unaffordable medicines, to growing inequality. The solution is not
technological but political: a choice between making information Open,
shared by all, or making it Closed, exclusively owned and controlled.

By choosing Open we can make a more equitable, innovative and profitable
future for all.

Find out more on OpenRevolution.net »

Order directly on Amazon UK
- Amazon US

I also warmly invite you to share this book and its ideas. We will only
realize an Open world when more people are present to its potential. The
book is itself openly licensed so you are free to share and reuse it
however you wish!

Post for sharing on Facebook
- Twitter

Thank you,


Rufus Pollock
Building wise societies and an information age that works for everyone -
Founder and President of Open Knowledge - https://okfn.org/
Co-Founder, Art / Earth / Tech - https://artearthtech.com/manifesto
Shuttleworth and Ashoka Fellow
Previously Mead Fellow in Economics at the University of Cambridge
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