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Archive for December, 2005

  1. Lennon People and McCartney People  • 
    Universities all over the world still give degrees in sociology and psychology, despite the fact that everything you need to know about human nature can be found at your local Tower Records store. (Or Amazon or Powell’s, for that matter.) There are two types of people in the world: John Lennon people and Paul McCartney […]
  2. The Web Is Imperfect  • 
    The Web is making slow progress in separating content from presentation.
  3. George R. R. Martin’s “A Feast for Crows”  • 
    George R.R. Martin spent two and a half books building up a panoply of fascinating and believable characters who ranged the spectrum of moral grays. And now, it's hard to think of "A Feast for Crows" as anything but a retreat, after the grand flourish of the series' first three novels.
  4. Science Fiction Writers and Toynbee Convectors  • 
    Ray Bradbury once wrote a fantastic story called “The Toynbee Convector.” The story’s protagonist claims to have returned from the future with tapes and films of a miraculous technological paradise in which humanity has solved all its pressing problems. Humanity, imbued with confidence that its dreams will come to fruition, proceeds to build that future […]
  5. The Importance of Web Conventions  • 
    I’m looking forward to seeing the galleys for my novel sometime in the next few months. Pyr has decided to implement a lot of special features in the book design. Page numbers won’t be in the top or bottom margin as you might expect, but right in the middle of the text. And since readers […]