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Tuesday, November 26, 2002
The Bombast Transcripts and Gonzo Marketing have both come out in paperback editions. Just in time for the Holidays! If someone you know is weird (and who doesn't know someone who is) either or both of these would make lovely, thoughtful gifts. Or fuck it, buy 'em for yourself.
from the Introduction: "A certain humility has been lacking of late in American letters. I'm here to change that."
Los Angeles Times: "...fast-talking, rule-breaking, opinionated..."
"...it's Locke's own history as an early artificial
intelligence/cyberspace pioneer that informs his most damning critique
the co-optation of the Internet. In the early days, people who knew
how the Internet worked 'were mainly using it to fuck off We thought
it was important to fuck off.' ... Resurrect William
Burroughs, Charles Bukowski and Ken Kesey, add a dash of Dilbert and that's
Amazon.com: "With The Bombast Transcripts, Christopher Locke (a.k.a.
RageBoy, that iconoclastic cybervoice of dissonance, disdain, and all things
provocative) is leaping from your screen to your bookshelf. Look out. The
scathing rants from the creator of Entropy Gradient Reversals -- probably
the most wittily outrageous, cryptically observant, and eagerly puzzled-over Web
zine ever to pollute the airwaves -- are explosive."
A Harvard Business Review Top-10 Business Book of 2001
An Amazon.com Top-10 Business Book of 2001
"Truth be told, Locke seems more like a social critic or humanist at heart than a
marketing consultant, and his essential disdain for corporations (which are
anti-human, he declares, despite all their philanthropic tootle) leaves the
reader wondering whether he really wants e-commerce to effectively pervade the
Web's truly democratic, populist microcommunities for its own purposes. As his
wonderfully cranky cult Web zine, Entropy Gradient Reversals, and his
alter ego therein, RageBoy, have proven, the man's a smart, witty, broadly read
cyberpundit. In Gonzo Marketing, he tweaks everyone from Disney, Time
Warner AOL, and IBM to fellow biz-book writers like Seth Godin (Permission
Marketing), and if you read it first for its own eclectic, acerbic delights
and second for a postboom e-marketing primer, you'll be rightly pleased."
A Reader: "I once mentioned a book by this author and it got me a job. Mentioning this one
will probably get me a fat lip."
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"RageBoy: Giving being fucking nuts a good name since 1985."
28 October 2004
||More of Chris Locke's photos
Until a minute ago, I had no photos. I still have no photos to speak of.
I don't even have a camera. But all these people were linking to "my photos."
It was embarassing. It's still embarassing. But I'm used to that.
what I'm listening to...
egr on topica
on yahoo groups
terms of service
It is too late.