Cory Doctorow is a Jewish Canadian blogger, journalist and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, Disney, and post-scarcity economics.What he’s not is a man with the decency to don adequate vibrissae. I don’t care if he does wear a cape, the man simply neglects the beard altogether. And that is a damn shame.
I know it’s difficult for fairer hair color to perpetuate a strong presence, but the space between Tom Cruise stubble and starter beard is slim. At first, one should be inclined to give the follicle farmer the benefit of the doubt. But after more than a few weeks, it’s safe to suspect the man has no reverence for beards at all. There’s no honor in indecision.
Email Doctorow encouraging him to grow a real beard.
Read his new novel (released tomorrow!), Little Brother.
Follow his personal blog, craphound.com, or the almighty Boing Boing.