Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow Last book you read: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow

By TBone on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 02:18 am:

    I'm halfway this fun little book. It's about (among other things) a future in which we have found a cure for death, and scarcity is a thing of the past. Money doesn't exist except in the form of "Whuffie" which is an continuously update score based on accumulated respect.

    Oh, and Disney World. It's also about Disney World.

    The main character is over a century old, but it appears that in a world where you can no longer die unless you choose to, you're less likely to learn from your mistakes. Jules has the apparent age of twenty-something and is dating a girl who is 15 percent of his age.

    It's a great read. Very quick one, too. Check it.

    Background on the author:
    Cory Doctorow is Outreach Coordinator for EFF (electronic fronteer foundation --

    Who wants my copy when I'm done?

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