When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth❮BOOKS❯ ✵ When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth ✫ Author Cory Doctorow – Tbjewellers.co.uk When multiple terrorist acts bring the world to its knees, the future of mankind rests in the hands of a few, mostly overweight, data center geeks When multiple terrorist acts bring the world to Ruled the PDF/EPUB ✓ its knees, the future of mankind rests in the hands of a few, mostly overweight, data center geeks.

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, Ruled the PDF/EPUB ✓ journalist and blogger the co editor of Boing Boing and the author of the YA graphic novelIn Real Life, the nonfiction business bookInformation Doesn t Want To Be Free, and young adult novels likeHomeland,Pirate Cinema, andLittle Brotherand novels for adults likeRapture Of The NerdsandMakers He is a Fellow for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and When Sysadmins eBook ☆ co founded the UK Open Rights Group Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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  • ebook
  • 81 pages
  • When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth
  • Cory Doctorow
  • English
  • 04 January 2018

10 thoughts on “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth

  1. says:

    An interesting, quick apocalyptic story following several sys admins who live because of their jobs There s a lot of heart ache, heroism, some doses of humor along the way I started reading this realized I d already read it just a couple of years ago I don t know why it wasn t listed on my shelves Anyway, it s free a quick read Highly recommended An interesting, quick apocalyptic story following several sys admins who live because of their jobs There s a lot of heart ache, heroism, some doses of humor along the way I started reading this realized I d already read it just a couple of years ago I don t know why it wasn t listed on my shelves Anyway, it s free a quick read Highly recommended

  2. says:

    Can t think why I suddenly remembered this story I read years ago, in which the world is beset by catastrophes and only the data centres survive, IT departments ruling the deserted planet.

  3. says:

    I read this as part of Wastelands Stories of the Apocalypse I found it very thought provoking and at times gut wrenching One scene brought tears to my eyes Others had me laughing out loud A fun emotional roller coster.

  4. says:

    Amusing food for apocalyptic thoughts.Locus Award winner.

  5. says:

    When I was still in school, I remember Adrian telling me about a story he read where some sort of global Armageddon level catastrophe happened, and the only survivors were the System Administrators who happened to be in their hermetically sealed, climate controlled, battery backed up data centers They communicated with each other via Usenet and IRC.He couldn t remember the name of the story or the author, so even though it sounded awesome, I mostly forgot about it Right up until January 14th, When I was still in school, I remember Adrian telling me about a story he read where some sort of global Armageddon level catastrophe happened, and the only survivors were the System Administrators who happened to be in their hermetically sealed, climate controlled, battery backed up data centers They communicated with each other via Usenet and IRC.He couldn t remember the name of the story or the author, so even though it sounded awesome, I mostly forgot about it Right up until January 14th, when Cory Doctorow posted it on BoingBoing It turns out he was the author Adrian couldn t remember.The story is short, and explaining the premise gives away quite a lot, so I won t go into anyspecifics, but I really enjoyed reading this Docotorow spent some time as a Sys Admin, among his other nerd credentials, and you can feel it in the way the characters think and speak I obviously have no clue how I d react with an event like this, but the reactions of the characters seem plausible There was one thing that really stuck out to me right at the end, though.I don t think it s really a spoiler here, but there s really only two ways this story could end they stay in the data center forever and die of starvation, or they risk entering into the world The next paragraph contains spoilers, so if you don t want to know what happens, don t read any further.After they leave the data center, it seems they never went back Given the higher purpose all these characters seemed to believe they were called to, it s very surprising to me that they we so gung ho about keeping their servers running for the first several days and then they never went back after discovering it was safe outside again I guess it could be because the buildings had no power and the generators ran out of fuel, but surely that group could have engineered their way out of that problem.I guess there are several possibilities for this They are Sys Admins Of course they went back It s who they are it s in their blood Why would you think anything else The world has been destroyed to the point that it isn t feasible to stay alive while maintaining this no longer critical infrastructure.The characters have experienced tragedy and they want to start new lives leaving their old lives and jobs in the data center.I don t know which ending Doctorow intended Or, frankly, which one I prefer

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    Review Originally Posted guess this doesn t technically count as a book as it s actually a short story but I enjoyed it so much I wanted to write about it anyway We ve all heard about nuclear bunkers and it s been written about in fiction and movies about how important world figures would disappear into these bunkers in the event of some major global catastrophe Something we don t really think about is data centres Many of them make the fact they are Review Originally Posted guess this doesn t technically count as a book as it s actually a short story but I enjoyed it so much I wanted to write about it anyway We ve all heard about nuclear bunkers and it s been written about in fiction and movies about how important world figures would disappear into these bunkers in the event of some major global catastrophe Something we don t really think about is data centres Many of them make the fact they are highly secure one of their selling points Lots of them are also designed to withstand a nuclear attack This is the angle the story takes If nuclear war broke out, all around the world there would be groups of network engineers, safe and sound keeping the Internet running The fact they d be in control of a massive worldwide communications tool would put them in a position of power The story follows one specific group and the decisions they make about what to do in the aftermath.I ll stop here as I m in danger of writingthan the story itself As I said it sof a short story than a book but I really enjoyed it

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    Surviving the apocalypse is no joke Neither is keeping the Internet up running for those out there who still may need it after the apocalypse strikes.If you re into computers, then this is a fun story to read and if you re not, you should probably stay away from this book We ve seen many different kinds of apocalypse survivors, but how would you imagine a bunch of sysadmins to fit that role view spoiler When sysadmins ruled the world is a simple, idealistic, and somewhat tender short Surviving the apocalypse is no joke Neither is keeping the Internet up running for those out there who still may need it after the apocalypse strikes.If you re into computers, then this is a fun story to read and if you re not, you should probably stay away from this book We ve seen many different kinds of apocalypse survivors, but how would you imagine a bunch of sysadmins to fit that role view spoiler When sysadmins ruled the world is a simple, idealistic, and somewhat tender short story about a bunch of system and network administrators that, by pure chance, happen to be locked down in their router bunkers when a biological weapon takes out the rest of the people in the globe Their first concern will be to do what they do best keep the Net going for as long as they can, as a vehicle to organise a new world digital governance.After so many Hollywood blockbusters with no worries about the proper use of terminology or the faithful depiction of the computer professionals whatsoever, this text is refreshingly free of mocks and pitfalls hide spoiler

  8. says:

    Hard to get through as COVID 19 rolls across the globe.

  9. says:

    too soon too soon

  10. says:

    This was a quick one night read It is a short story originally located in the book Overclocked Stories of the Future Present I read it as a separate story because it was sent to me by a friend I really liked it It is sometimes hard for authors to write shorter stories There is a lot of information that needs to get across to the reader in a limited, short amount of time The basic premise of this story is that one day a virus hits that kills off most of the people in the world The only on This was a quick one night read It is a short story originally located in the book Overclocked Stories of the Future Present I read it as a separate story because it was sent to me by a friend I really liked it It is sometimes hard for authors to write shorter stories There is a lot of information that needs to get across to the reader in a limited, short amount of time The basic premise of this story is that one day a virus hits that kills off most of the people in the world The only ones left or so we think throughout is separate groups of System Admins gathered around the world.I felt that the idea for the story was a good one and I really liked the characters

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