Eastern Standard Tribe

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  • Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Cory Doctorow  
    Binding
    paperback  
    Cat No.
    2136899  
    EAN
    978000732794200799  
    Genre
    Science Fiction  
    ISBN
    9780007327942  
    Publisher
    Harper Collins Publishers  
    Type
    Books  
  • Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

    He’s doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth into the world.

    Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur. He may live in London and work for an EU telecommunications mega-corp, but Art’s real home is the Eastern Standard Tribe.

    Instant wireless communication puts everyone in touch with everyone else, twenty-four hours a day.

    But one thing hasn’t changed: the need for sleep. The world is slowly splintering into tribes held together by a common time zone, less than family and more than nations.

    Art is working to humiliate the Greenwich Mean Tribe to the benefit of his own people. But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted – not happiness, not money, certainly not love.

    Which might explain why Art finds himself stranded on the roof of an insane asylum outside Boston, debating whether to push a pencil into his brain…

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