Stories are propaganda, virii that slide past your critical immune system and insert themselves directly into your emotions.
But this is just the start of something much bigger.
The future's a weirder place than we thought it would be when we were little kids.
The other one I did was 'I, Robot.' I take apart Isaac Asimov's Robots world. Cory Doctoro
If you've never programmed a computer, you should. There's nothing like it in the whole world. When you program a computer, it does exactly what you tell it to do. It's like designing a machine â€” any machine, like a car, like a faucet, like a gas-hinge for a door â€” using math and instructions. I
It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.
[Has it been a success though, I ask.] I don't know, ... I don't have another first novel that wasn't pushed electronically to compare it to. But the book itself is doing very well. Looking at other publishers, a good example is Baen Books , who do a lot of multi volume series of books. From experie
Any time someone puts a lock on something you own against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit.
We have a name for things that don't copy themselves: dead.
It's not necessarily about what career you pick. It's about how you do what you do.
Right, and you point out something important which is that people who donâ€™t want to pay, people who are pirates, donâ€™t get bothered by the DRM, they go out and buy the cracked books or download the cracked books for free. Itâ€™s only people who are foolish enough to pay for them that get locked
It's weirder and more surprising than the other books. I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending, deliberately so. I think it's a lot more emotionally raw.
The accolade of your peers is very exciting, always. There's lots of good stuff on the ballot.
if it's not in my email archive, I don't know it
Technology giveth and technology taketh away.
Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.
Previously, such jottings might have been kept in the author's notebook but something amazing happens when you post them online. Readers help you connect them, flesh them out and grow them into fully-fledged books or blooks.
If the best way to learn to succeed is to fail as fast as possible, then the second-best way is to watch someone else fail as fast as possible. Watching someone else screw up is a kind of rehearsal for your own eventual downfall. A close observation of someone else's attempt to resolve a difficulty
I'm not a lawyer I'm a kind of mouthpiece/activist type, though occasionally they shave me and stuff me into my Bar Mitzvah suit and send me to a standards body or the UN to stir up trouble. I spend about three weeks a month on the road doing completely weird stuff like going to Microsoft to talk ab
Take it from someone who's read the Wikipedia entry: this is how the Ottoman Empire was won: madden horsemen fueled by lethal jet-black coffee-mud.
Once you get to naming your laptop, you know that you're really having a deep relationship with it.
Funny, for all surveillance, Osama bin Laden is still freeÂ—and we're not. Guess who's winning the "war on terror?
Run in circles, scream and shout,
I think that Utopia is a theory of human action...
Blogs encourage their authors to publish in small, partially formed chunks,
The important thing about security systems isnâ€™t how they work, itâ€™s how they fail.
He had them as spellbound as a room full of Ewoks listening to C-3PO.
We roared. We were one big animal throat, roaring.
Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.
The other one I did was 'I, Robot.' I take apart Isaac Asimov's Robots world. Cory Doct