This is the Rad Geek People’s Daily, featuring the Geekery Today weblog. The website was launched in its current form on January 20, 2004. The 2004 launch was a thorough redesign of material that had appeared on my former website, CWJ2K: Garage Punk Geek for the New Millennium, where Geekery Today appeared from March 4, 2001 to January 1, 2004. Garage Punk Geek was hosted by Eskimo North in several different incarnations going back to 1996.
The writing here is composed, edited, and managed using the WordPress open-source publishing system. (Before I migrated to WordPress, I used Blogger from March 4, 2001 to January 16, 2002, and MovableType from January 26, 2002 to February 24, 2007.) The website is designed using structured semantic markup and open web standards.
About the Author
Rad Geek is not my real name; elsewhere I am known to the world as Charles Johnson.
Rad Geek is not a common name, but
Charles Johnson is; in case you are wondering,
- I am not an acclaimed black novelist,
- I am not a founding member of the Flat-Earth Society,
- I am not a sociopathic warmongering blowhard, and
- I am not an 18th century author of sensationalist pirate biographies.
I am a web developer, student of Philosophy, and sometime political activist, living and working in Auburn, Alabama, where I share an apartment with my beloved wife L. I was born in July 1981 in San Antonio, Texas, and I spent most of my youth in the South, especially here in Auburn, where I met most of my dearest friends, pursued some of my favorite studies, and — somewhat coincidentally — went to middle school, high school, and eventually graduated from college, with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Computer Science. I also spent a number of years kicking around Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor in southeast Michigan, and then in Las Vegas, Nevada. I like a lot of things related to computer networks, information technology, open-source software, political radicalism, and analytic philosophy. I am an anarchist, and an individualist anarchist in particular; I do ongoing research in history, radical political theory, and radical social movements; I enjoy cooking for small audiences, talking about ideas in person or online, and studying dead and living languages.
I am the author of several articles published in magazines and journals, including The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Free Voices, The Industrial Radical and the Southwest Philosophy Review. I am the editor (along with my co-editor Gary Chartier) of Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism Against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power and Structural Poverty (Minor Compositions/Autonomedia, 2011).
Intellectual Property and Reprinting
Everything in these pages, unless tagged otherwise, was written by me, Charles Johnson. Since I view all forms of
intellectual property as an unjustifiable tyranny and a destructive monopoly, as far as I’m concerned, all the writing, as well as all the markup, scripts, style sheets, and other technical design elements should be considered freely available for re-use, redistribution, modification and adaptation, as free software and free content, without needing prior permission. See my anticopyright notice for more on the whys and hows. This machine kills intellectual monopolists.
About Some Other Sites
Charles W. Johnson, freelance academic and revolutionary, my other web home, hosts some of my longer essays and other projects.
Fair Use Repository: I maintain a digital archive of texts and research tools (focusing on philosophy, history, political theory and radical social movements, with a lot of material from Anarchist periodicals, Abolitionist periodicals, and early Analytic philosophy), at fair-use.org.
I sometimes contribute to Wikipedia, under the name Radgeek, mainly on philosophy, economics, and political history. Like all of the articles on Wikipedia, the articles that I contribute to are cooperative efforts with lots of other authors, and Wikipedia does not give bylines. Nevertheless, if you’re really interested you can see the particular contributions that I’ve made.