Chris Shambaugh reviews CCRU: Writings 1997-2003 at &&&.
Promised for June, then for July, this is being re-scheduled for (everything that’s crossable, crossed) September. The project has grown under its own intrinsic momentum from a 20,000 word philosophical novella, through a 30-40,000 book (when the last promises were made), to a 50,000 word — “please, by all that is holy and unholy, make it stop!” — and still swelling entity, but the lid is being pushed down on it quite firmly now. Structure:
Chapter-1: Cryptocurrency as Critique
Chapter-2: Bitcoin and its Doubles
Chapter-3: State of Play
Chapter-4: Cash Machines
Chapter-5: The Open Secret
+ three appendices (Bitcoin paper; Technonomics, Dracoin)
++ more than 5,000 words of endnotes
+++ elaborate apparatus (timeline, people, institutions, coins, glossary, references …)
The publishing schedule has slipped a little on our Ccru: Writings 1997-2003 collection, as we work on the cover and slot in some diagrams. Still firmly intending to get this puppy out — and accessible — by the end of the month.
Current Kindle-format word-length is a little over 660 pages (about 80,000 words of text). Price will be $6.99.
Only finished pieces have been included, so there remains a toxic-waste barrel full of assorted writhing things to be processed into ‘shape’ down the line if this all works out.
Much excitement at this end about bringing the project to completion.