cory doctorow visits a radio shack

June 4th, 2006


(SCENE: a strip mall Radio Shack with a single Radio Shack EMPLOYEE standing behind the sales counter. CORY DOCTOROW enters.)SFX: electronic doorbell goes “Dooo-weee!”

CORY DOCTOROW: Hmmph. I certainly hope that doorbell isn’t keeping private records of who enters and exits the store.

EMPLOYEE: Um, I’m fairly sure it doesn’t. What can I help you with today? RCA cables, perhaps?

CORY DOCTOROW: No, thank you, I’m actually here to purchase a cell phone as you see I am the keynote speaker at a vitally important Web 2.0 conference this week and apparently my current cell phone does not get service in this backwater area… most probably due to the total asshats at the MPAA and RIAA.

EMPLOYEE: Yes, well, we have many excellent phones and plans

CORY DOCTOROW: Listen. Before we even get into this, let me ask you something. Will I be able to transfer all my existing cell phone ringtones to my new phone? Because on my cell phone, I have a hilarious mutant hybrid remix of Queen’s “We Are The Champions” and the side-splitting “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” internet meme.

EMPLOYEE: That can depend on the hardware of your existing —

CORY DOCTOROW: I also have a community flash mob created hip-hopera version of the Dr. Who theme and M.I.A.’s “Galang” released under the Creative Commons license.

EMPlOYEE: I can’t say for sure but I doubt —

CORY DOCTOROW: And I have a background wallpaper skin of the Ontario subway system with all the stop names cleverly rearranged to spell out the names of the characters from “Harry Potter”.

EMPLOYEE: …

CORY DOCTOROW: Let me ask you this: does this phone play quadraphonic Ogg Vorbis music format? Or FLAC encoded video? What about the Bittorrent client on this phone, is it GPL’d?

EMPLOYEE: I’m not entirely certain that the phone actually has a Bittorrent client. This brochure —

CORY DOCTOROW: You’re not certain? I guess you’ve forced me to ask: is the source code available for this phone? Not that I plan to do anything personally right now with the source, but I’d like to see it. Now, if possible, my good man. Chop chop!

EMPLOYEE: Oh look! I have an informational PDF brochure I could print out for you.

CORY DOCTOROW: Ahh, PDFs are DRM-encumbered as per secret instructions contained in the Patriot Act!

EMPLOYEE: But I could still print it out for you. Listen, let me know if you have any more questions; now I have to get back to my other customers.

CORY DOCTOROW: There’s no one else here.

EMPLOYEE: Oh, I thought maybe there was.

(AWKWARD SILENCE)

CORY DOCTOROW: Google maps 37Signals with Flickr iPod.

EMPLOYEE: What?

CORY DOCTOROW: I didn’t say anything. Now, about this cell phone

EMPLOYEE: Are you sure you wouldn’t be happier with perhaps a remote controlled buggy? This one goes forward and backs up while turning right. I’ll throw in the “D” cells.

CORY DOCTOROW: No, no — intriguing — but I do need a cell phone. Internet sensation and total hottie Xeni Jardin might be calling me right now!

EMPLOYEE: Well, now I understand the urgency. How about a Sprint flip-phone? $99 with three year contract.

CORY DOCTOROW: Does it have a always-on, 802.11g wifi connection to the podcasted RSS reddit digg instapundit blogosphere?

EMPLOYEE: Uhm, sure. It really does.

CORY DOCTOROW: That will do nicely.

FIN.

EPILOGUE:

EMPLOYEE: Could I please have your phone number, area code first?

CORY DOCTOROW: …

~jeff

(thanks to w for the epilogue)

132 Responses to “cory doctorow visits a radio shack”

  1. notes says:

    ldopa.net » archive » cory doctorow visits a radio shack  –  http://ldopa.net/2006/06/04/cory-doctorow-visits-a-radio-shack/

  2. I just came across this link… http://ldopa.net/2006/06/04/cory-doctorow-visits-a-radio-shack/

  3. ve tried to use programs like Senuti or iPodDisk to extract a song from my iPod, something that is verboten even though I own the song and just want to use my iPod to move it from one of my computers to another (pardon my Cory Doctorow). But that’s no excuse. No other program acts like this and no program should act like this. That iTunes is supposedly Apple’s great subversive advertisement to Windows users (“things just work on a Mac, just like iTunes

  4. thinking. We want things to be so. Therefore we believe them to be so. When science (or events) teach us otherwise, we lose our tempers. And science doesn’t care! Which of course just makes us madder. Of course, we only kid because we love: the post “Cory Doctorow Visits a Radio Shack” at Ldopa should tickle anybody who has ever read Boing Boing. It’s good to see that at least some members of the “reality-based” community actually are reality-based, such as professor Mark Kleiman

  5. The heat is almost stifling here in Oxford; all the windows are open and sun is streaming in through my window. I hope you’re all having similar weather, although I also hope your offices have better ventilation than mine. Cory Doctorow Visits a Radio Shack is very funny and pretty much sums up my feelings about overuse of the web 2.0 meme. Now, I’ve got to admit, I’ve blown the Web 2.0 horn a number of times – and you’ll find the word plastered on the side of my Elgg space. I actively use

  6. panGloss says:

    Cory Goes to Radio Shack

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  9. priorities wrong on some of this stuff, but I appreciate having a zealot on the side of good. You need to have someone hold an extreme position to get even moderate change. The hard part about being an advocate for the extreme position is that people like to make fun. My feeling is that it’s a pretty good sign if you stand for something strongly enough that people can mock you for it. Take a look at the guy sitting next to you — do you know what he stands for?

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  11. “It is possible that the noosphere contained thought patterns in the form of very weak energy until we developed radio transmission; whereupon the energy level of the noosphere went out of bounds and assumed a life of its own.” What ifCory Doctorow visited a Radio Shack? via CORY DOCTOROW: Let me ask you this: does this phone play quadraphonic Ogg Vorbis music format? Or FLAC encoded video? What about the Bittorrent client on this phone, is it GPL’d? EMPLOYEE: I’m not entirely certain that the phone actually

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  13. Godel Metric says:

    thing that drove me away from BoingBoing the last time with a case of the howling fantods. I don’t know what it is, but every single one of that dude’s asinine obsessions just drives me fucking crazy. Weird that he obviously realizes it. See also: Cory Doctorow Visits A Radio Shack XKCD’s Map of the Internet (note Cory Doctorow’s Balloon off the coast of BoingBoing) More XKCD poking fun at Cory I’m sure he’s a nice guy in real life, etc., etc., he just annoys the crap out of me on the Internet. But then again, most people annoy

  14. Cory Doctorow always give me shpilkes because Gibson is one of my (very few) heroes and his referencing a charlatan like Doctorow is akin to … I don’t know, Thomas Cole praising Bob Ross’ landscapes. (The implicit comparison between Doctorow and Ross is

  15. Luke says:

    lol

    Dude, you have to admit that Cory is the man though. We do need people like that! If there was no Cory, who would be rising public’s awareness about important issues, finding really cool and/or bizarre shit on the web, and writing trippy books?

  16. Jon says:

    This is the finest work of literature ever–the pinnacle of human achievement!

    And to Luke: I refuse to admit that Cory is “the man”.

  17. Ben says:

    Writers have to self-promote somehow, man.

  18. w says:

    EPILOGUE:

    EMPLOYEE: Could I please have your phone number, area code first?

    CORY DOCTOROW:

  19. Jeff says:

    OOooh, THAT’S GOOD.

  20. SubWolf says:

    Great stuff, hilarious.

  21. […] Heh heh heh. Haven’t seen this on BoingBoing, oddly enough. Hmm…. Tags:bollocks, humor oooh save us from copyright […]

  22. Steve says:

    The suggestion of printing lacked a rejoinder about the CIA tracking all printouts via secret hidden water marks.

    Steve

  23. cdubthebabyshooter says:

    My favorite part is how the same joke is repeated over and over and over again… zing!

  24. […] Via MetaFilter: A blogger with his hate-on (or love-on?) for BoingBoinger Cory Doctorow envisions a scene in which Cory waxes ecstatic over culture jamming and open source this-and-that. This excerpt takes a swing at my remixed TTC map: CORY DOCTOROW: And I have a background wallpaper skin of the Ontario subway system with all the stop names cleverly rearranged to spell out the names of the characters from “Harry Potter”. […]

  25. Aaron says:

    I just passed out laughing. When I come to, I plan to laugh some more. You win the world OK!

  26. a.jones says:

    I think you mean “an hilarious mashup…”

  27. chris says:

    Drew Carey is awesome.

  28. PS says:

    From all those Canadians tired of Cory’s bullshit articles: fuckin’ eh.

    Brilliant. Just brilliant.

  29. Shoulda doesn't live here says:

    Cory should never use the word ‘should’. Makes him sound like an asshat.

    Someone should invent blah blah blah… Shut up or do it yourself, you shrill, whiny fanboy.

  30. Christopher Coulter says:

    Oldie but a goodie, similar topic’ed. :)

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  31. What? No Disney references? ;)

    Seriously, though: Nice work!

  32. Khan!!! says:

    Could they have worked some papercraft into the story ?

  33. some guy says:

    You forgot to have Cory refer to himself in the third person.

  34. Mashup says:

    mashup mashup mashup mashup katamari mashup

  35. joey says:

    expensivefauxdesigner crapfrommyfriendsfriendsforsale kleptones linkfromwaxy linkfrommake xeniontv disney freedorkyscifi artforsale mashup

  36. Ryan R says:

    Does this work have a Creative Commons license? Because you know it should…

  37. Zach says:

    Seriously, I’ve gotten so fucking sick of boing boing that I had to unsubscribe. I realized I was just torturing myself via RSS. BoingBoing free OPML is the best kind of OPML. For me, the final straw was Mark’s blanket insults lodged against professional sports.

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  40. […] 7 – Cory Doctorow visits a Radio Shack Comedy snarkage featuring BoingBoing ubergeek Doctorow. Love him or hate him, you’d have to be made of stone not to at least smirk at this. (tags: snark humour comedy geek Shack Radio Cory Doctorow) […]

  41. […] If TJIC hasn’t been providing you with your USRDA of Doctorow-mocking lately, well… revitalize yourself. (SCENE: a strip mall Radio Shack with a single Radio Shack EMPLOYEE standing behind the sales counter. CORY DOCTOROW enters.) […]

  42. Ben says:

    Creative Commons! Absolutely! If you don’t hamper your creative work with complicated, paternalistic licensing that takes control out of the hands of authors, you’re just a tool of the MAN!

  43. chen says:

    “Dude, you have to admit that Cory is the man though. We do need people like that! If there was no Cory, who would be rising public’s awareness about important issues, finding really cool and/or bizarre shit on the web, and writing trippy books?”

    I guess if subway anagram maps and everyday diatribing about his DRM crusade is your thing. But then who can account for taste.

  44. […] Cory Doctorow is a nice guy, and uses his blog Boing Boing to raise awareness of issues at the heart of the electronic frontier.  However, just like other industry figures, he can sometimes define the frontier all by himself. […]

  45. adam says:

    Yeah, the subway maps were what eventually drove me away from BoingBoing. Don’t ask me why, but I just never saw the point, and after about the millionth one I just couldn’t take it anymore.

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  47. chuck says:

    I don’t really know who this Cory Doctorow is… but I’m picturing this scene acted by Tim Meadows as the employee and Christoper Walken as Doctorow.

  48. “Someone Goes to Radio Shack, Someone Leaves Radio Shack.”

    I also unsubscribed the feed after the third month of its pet-rocky cool hunting that had a glaring blind spot for some Captain Obvious trends. I even got my eyes to bleeding seeing the “Thanks, Cory!” link shoutouts.

    And their blindspots for very obvious culture touchstones — sports, films, television — is painful. One recent example is the recent Nintendo RBI Baseball recreation of Game Six of the Sox/Mets World Series, which they got to about five weeks after it went viral and circled the universes eleventy-billion times over.

    It’s similar to watching Jeopardy when someone runs the table on the category “Barrelmaking Innovations in the Fifth Century” but then there’s only crickets when they call out “Jim Carrey Flicks” or “Famous Yankees Named DiMaggio.”

  49. KJS3 says:

    chuck: No…it would have the phrase “and does it have MORE COWBELLS???” if Walken was involved….

  50. James Wallis says:

    NEEDS MORE DISNEYBELLS

  51. “I got a fever, baby, and the only perscription, is more GOATSE.”

    –Walken as Doctorow at Radio Shack

  52. Jonathan says:

    I think the epilogue should be more like this:

    EMPLOYEE: Could I please have your phone number, area code first?

    Cory grabs his PDA , dials into the BoingBoing system using a SSH tunnel , and messages Mark Fraunfelder “Hey, radioshack needs a phone number”. Mark then ssh’s into the o’reilly system for MakeMagazine, randomly selects a subscriber, then passes it off to Cory.

    Cory: My name is A Subscriber. I live at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. My social security number is 123-456-7890. My mother’s maiden name is ___.

    Why? Because as much as boingboing screams privacy, they pimp the hell out of their darling little Make Magazine with no warnings. Make is an oreilly property, subject to their privacy policy which explicity states that they sell & rent subscriber info. My mailbox can sadly attest to that.

  53. […] BTW, the other article is Cory visits a Radio Shack about the BoingBoing character bugging a clerk about his privacy rights.  Its hilarious if you read BoingBoing. Filed under: Uncategorized Comments: […]

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  56. Yadayada says:

    You are so off its not funny and neither are you. Your snippit attitude shows you have no inkling of a real RadioShack so get a life.

  57. erg says:

    The article was hilarious, but for some reason it was Yadayada’s post that made me bust out laughing.

  58. csven says:

    Put a smile on my face. Thank you.

  59. danae says:

    The worst part was, I kept hearing Comic Book Guy’s voice in my head for Cory!

  60. Ben says:

    worst – cell phone source code – ever.

  61. Reeses says:

    I can see the follow-up being a story about a visit to a nutritionist and the ensuing argument over ‘overclocking your metabolism’, or perhaps something similarly dangerous and daft. Well, until it clearly stops working, that is.

  62. […] You need to have someone hold an extreme position to get even moderate change. The hard part about being an advocate for the extreme position is that people like to make fun. My feeling is that it’s a pretty good sign if you stand for something strongly enough that people can mock you for it. Take a look at the guy sitting next to you — do you know what he stands for? […]

  63. Jack Cross says:

    RE: Jonathan Says: ” Make is an oreilly property, subject to their privacy policy which explicity states that they sell & rent subscriber info. My mailbox can sadly attest to that.”

    Thats the beauty of the privacy policy, you get to read it before you agree to it. BTW, you all do know that there are other contributors to BoingBoing besides Cory right?

    I’ll admit the map thing got a little tiresome after a few runs, but the man has done quite a bit for the net.

    Just an opinion.

    -JC-

  64. O'Rlly? says:

    Jack Cross says: “…but the man has done quite a bit for the net.”

    Pure comedy gold (and yes that is a tired saying, but the shoe fits… [urg]).

  65. Jimpson says:

    Very interesting website. Keep up the outstanding work and thank you…

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  67. yourmom says:

    this whole conversation is false. sprint does not off 3 year plans. even if they did, that phone better be free, instead of $99. cory is a total chode who has no life.

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  71. Funny piece. Scary bunch of comments, though.

    What boingboing needs is more articles about Jim Carey flicks, huh?

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  73. random person says:

    That was funny.

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  81. nice article, good humor – well done

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  90. Alex Cohen says:

    Cory would never link to Instapundit.

  91. Alex Cohen says:

    Cory would never link to Instapundit.

  92. Shadow says:

    I’m a former radioshack employee, I would have shut him up halfway through and said “listen, you want to sign up with a closed service that forces crippled phones on you with extremely restrictive contracts that will bill you fees if you sneeze wrong? That’s what you’re going to expect with this.”

    he’d probably call me a facist and storm off. Then I’d go to help the next person in the store and give them the whole spiel.

    Seriously though, cell phone plans are junk, and legally, the service stores are supposed to unlock your phone once the initial contract expires. Most wont tell you this or wont do it, they’ll say the phone is out of service support and you’ll have to call the phone maker to unlock, to which they’ll tell you only your carrier can unlock it.

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  98. Emigdio says:

    I don’t think the world would miss an idiot like -whatever his name is- making fun of a normal working guy. Not like milking the stupid admirers he will surely find… Not a nice person, I can tell.

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  102. Lance says:

    I found this link through reddit, thought it would be funny after reading some guy rave about how good this post was. This post sucks. If you’re going to write a post that is supposed to lampoon a pretentious web2.0bloggerCelebNON-drmedTofuEatingOMGLOLCATSinternethero, then at least make it a good post!

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  109. […] Cory Doctorow Visits a Radio ShackHubso |18 pointswritten 4 months agoThat’s excellent. I don’t know what he sounds like, so I imagined the voice of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons for his dialogue.PlasmaWhore |7 pointswritten 4 months agoThe dialog reminds me of Ignatius Reilyregularfry |7 pointswritten 4 months agoHe has a stunningly annoying voice – at least to me. I listened to a couple of his readings of his own books, and despite quite liking what he was saying, I just couldn’t put myself through any more…rafuzo2 |3 pointswritten 4 months agoto go with his stunningly annoying thought.howL_ |30 pointswritten 4 months ago […]

  110. scifi says:

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  111. […] and alpha geek Cory Doctorow is, and/or you read boingboing, you may find the little skit Cory Doctorow visits a Radio Shack funny. I know that I did. (If you don’t know who he is, skip it. It’s one big inside […]

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  114. Shelby says:

    Hey, Cory here! Just wanted to point out that the screenplay “Cory Doctory Visits a Radio Shack” has been kindly translated into 19 different languages!

    I have such a deplorable personality that people all over the world want to find out about it!!

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