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Bit Rot - stories + essays

Douglas Coupland

A thought-provoking, binge-worthy new collection of essays, stories, and musings from Douglas Coupland, Bit Rot explores the different ways in which twentieth-century notions of the future are being shredded, and it is a literary gem of the digital age "Bit rot" is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Douglas Coupland writes, "Bit rot also describes the way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones." Bit Rot the book is a fascinating meditation on the ways in which humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life. The result is addictively satisfying for Coupland's established fanbase hungry for his observations about our world, and a revelation to new readers of his work. For almost three decades, his unique pattern recognition has powered his fiction, his phrase-making, and his visual art. Every page of Bit Rot is full of wit, surprise, and delight. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix.you can't stop with just one.

A thought-provoking, binge-worthy new collection of essays, stories, and musings from Douglas Coupland, Bit Rot explores the different ways in which twentieth-century notions of the future are being shredded, and it is a literary gem of the digital age "Bit rot" is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Douglas Coupland writes, "Bit rot also describes the way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones." Bit Rot the book is a fascinating meditation on the ways in which humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life. The result is addictively satisfying for Coupland's established fanbase hungry for his observations about our world, and a revelation to new readers of his work. For almost three decades, his unique pattern recognition has powered his fiction, his phrase-making, and his visual art. Every page of Bit Rot is full of wit, surprise, and delight. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix.you can't stop with just one.
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A thought-provoking, binge-worthy new collection of essays, stories, and musings from Douglas Coupland, Bit Rot explores the different ways in which twentieth-century notions of the future are being shredded, and it is a literary gem of the digital age "Bit rot" is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Douglas Coupland writes, "Bit rot also describes the way my brain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones." Bit Rot the book is a fascinating meditation on the ways in which humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life. The result is addictively satisfying for Coupland's established fanbase hungry for his observations about our world, and a revelation to new readers of his work. For almost three decades, his unique pattern recognition has powered his fiction, his phrase-making, and his visual art. Every page of Bit Rot is full of wit, surprise, and delight. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix.you can't stop with just one.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Graham Rowat

Length:

12h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

44:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

34:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

27:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:32


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:06


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:37


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

16:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

43:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

14:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

22:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

42:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:44


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:56


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

18:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

12:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

22:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

13:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:32