The important thing about security systems isnâ€™t how they work, itâ€™s how they fail.
It's not necessarily about what career you pick. It's about how you do what you do.
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.
Freedom is something you have to take for yourself.
The good news (for writers) is that this means that ebooks on computers are more likely to be an enticement to buy the printed book (which is, after all, cheap, easily had, and easy to use) than a substitute for it. You can probably read just enough of the book off the screen to realize you want to
The accolade of your peers is very exciting, always. There's lots of good stuff on the ballot.
The other one I did was 'I, Robot.' I take apart Isaac Asimov's Robots world.
Blooks differ from books in several ways
... the Kindle is a "roach motel" device: its license terms and DRM ensure that books can check in, but they can't check out.
Run in circles, scream and shout,
The real damage from terrorist attacks doesn't come from the explosion. The real damage is done after the explosion, by the victims, who repeatedly and determinedly attack themselves, giving over reason in favor of terror... Terrorism is about magnifying one mediagenic act of violence into one hundr
Write even when the world is chaotic.
if I want to enable my readers push copies to their friends, and they're in circles like Slashdot, Wired, Boing Boing, who never meet face to face, just online, well i need to give it to them in a suitable format so they can do whatever they need to do with it. SMS, MMS, Email, FTP, Cut and Paste, P
It does the thing that all great non-fiction needs to do ï¿½ makes a subject interesting because of how it's covered, not because of the subject itself. I don't care about French food but I loved this book.
It's our goddamed city! It's our goddamed country. No terrorist can take it from us for so long as we're free. Once we're not free, the terrorists win! Take it back! You're young enough and stupid enough not to know that you can't possibly win, so you're the only ones who can lead us to victory! Tak
I think that this misses out on some of the interesting narrative realities, which is that it actually doesn't work very well, that eliminating diversity is actually a really good way to make a species and its individuals less robust.
The fact is, almost everything you do is collaborative. Somewhere out there, someone else had a hand it it.
Write even when the world is chaotic. You donâ€™t need a cigarette, silence, music, a comfortable chair, or inner peace to write. You just need ten minutes and a writing implement.
Well, I don't know. It's long, it's longer than both of the other books put together, so it's more ambitious. I think I get under the skin of the people a lot more than in the other books.
When you teach your students that it's "economically rational" to commit crimes where the fines for misconduct are lower than the expected return on the crime, you instill a professional ethic that has no room for morals.
My feelings towards Scott Card are pretty mixed. Politically, he and I are pretty far apart.
Funny, for all surveillance, Osama bin Laden is still freeÂ—and we're not. Guess who's winning the "war on terror?
The other one I did was 'I, Robot.' I take apart Isaac Asimov's Robots world. Cory Doct
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
Giant letters march across the dome of the sky: HOME NOT FOUND. Huw, who knows Comic Sans when she sees it, winces in mild disgust.
He hated it when adults told him he only felt the way he did because he was young. As if being young was like being insane or drunk, like the convictions he held were hallucinations caused by a mental illness that could only be cured by waiting five years.
It may be hard to monetize fame, but it is impossible to monetize obscurity.
Universal access to human knowledge is in our grasp, for the first time in the history of the world. This is not a bad thing.
If I am going to be a writer, earning a living in the era of digital text, I need to understand where the opportunities are. They won't disappear, they'll just be different, and need to be recognised. In the last days of Vaudeville Theatre, they sued Marconi because radio was killing Vaudeville, whe
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