May 28, 2004

News & Opinion: Creative Commons Coolness

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:33 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Suw Charam writes an extensive post on Lawrence Lessig's new book Free Culture and all the derivative work that came from the use of Creative Commons. This from Lessig's blog: "36 hours after the book was released, I know of nine versions available, including: MS-reader, Rocket e-Book, zipped, iSilo, Mobipocket, EasyRead, PostScript, Plain Text, and HTML." Charam's post details the quick evolution and creation of the audiobook. People from all over the world recorded themselves reading a chapter of the book. Within three days, the whole book was available. If you aren't familiar with the Creative Commons effort, Charam's post is a great way to get caught up. [via Creative Commons Weblog]

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.