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Short Story: The Button Guy

Fforde's story considers how much of our dataselves we have given away

By Jasper Fforde   January 2014

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Jasper Fforde is the bestselling author of the “Thursday Next” novels, including The Eyre Affair, First Among Sequels and The Well of Lost Plots, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic fiction in 2004. After giving up a career in the film industry, Jasper now lives and writes in Wales. “I wrote ‘The Button Guy’ five years ago, pretty much around the time it became broad public knowledge just how much of our dataselves we had given away,” says Fforde. “Not just how quietly…

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