To celebrate the publication of Jaron Lanier’s manifesto, You Are Not a Gadget, Knopf is giving away 10 copies of the book.* All you have to do to win one is e-mail us. The first ten people to do so will receive a free copy of the book in the mail.
EDIT 1/15/10: All copies have been given away.
So what’s the catch?
We’d like you to post your reactions to the book on our Facebook discussion board. Every few days, I’ll be posting a question raised by Lanier’s ideas. Believe me, there’s a lot to talk about.
Obviously, we can’t enforce participation. We won’t be demanding the book back if you don’t post a timely response on our boards. We only ask that you refrain from requesting a copy of the book unless you can, in good faith, participate in this message board of ours.
And for the rest of you who are reading this post too late to receive a copy of You Are Not a Gadget? Keep an eye on the chatter here, and don’t hesitate to share your perspective.
*Official Giveaway Rules & Regulations
YOU ARE NOT A GADGET GIVEAWAY
Sponsored by Alfred A. Knopf
A division of Random House, Inc. (“Random House”)
I. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. E-mail Knopf for the chance to receive a copy of the hardcover edition of You Are Not A Gadget. The giveaway begins January 12th, 2010, and ends when the 10th copy has been claimed.
The giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years of age on January 12th, 2010, excluding all Random House employees and affiliates. Requests received from personal residing in geographic areas in which entry is not permitted will be disqualified. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
The first ten (10) people to e-mail Knopf will each receive one (1) copy of the hardcover edition of You Are Not A Gadget. Approximate retail value of You Are Not A Gadget is $25 (US Dollars). Winners will be selected in order of e-mail receipt.
All winners will be notified within 72 hours of their e-mail’s receipt. The winners will be notified by email. The return of any notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. One prize per household. In the event of any other noncompliance with rules and conditions, prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility. RANDOM HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE PRIZES OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE IF PRIZES, AS STATED ABOVE, BECOME UNAVAILABLE.
V. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
Random House assumes no responsibility for any error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; communications-line failure; or the theft destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Random House is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines; computer online systems, servers, or providers; computer equipment or software; or failure of e-mail or entry on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to the participant’s or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials from this Web site or giveaway.
VI. GOVERNING LAW
All disputes and questions regarding the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any participant or the Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.