Andrey (azangru) wrote,

I’ve started listening to Snowden’s recent memoirs, Permanent Record, and, as always when Snowden is concerned, am very impressed by it. He is actually a pretty decent writer — not stellar perhaps, but surely somewhere in the same league as Cory Doctorow. His recollections of his internet-filled childhood are all too relatable, because it is the old, good internet of 1990s, still exclusive, still having a certain barrier of entry in respect to person’s technical skills, still unburdened by social media, still a wild, free and unruly world manifestly divorced from reality.

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