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“Infoquake” Reader Reactions

Amazon recently took down a 5-star reader review of Infoquake, and I’m a little disappointed. Sure, all the hyperlinks make it a little disjointed to read, but have you ever spent any time on Slashdot? Those people are disjointed as hell. I suspect it was the NASDAQ joke in the subject that made the Amazon censors blink.

Anybody know how to petition Amazon to get a deleted review back? Certainly anyone who claims my book is worthy of the Hugo, Nebula, Philip K. Dick and/or Campbell awards deserves to have their voice heard by Amazon shoppers. You know, just for fairness’ sake.

Infoquake book coverAnyway, here’s the review (which luckily was still in my browser cache):

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Norman A. Levinson “Enterprise Software Architect, Fortune 50; formerly Shuttle Orbiter Computing Engr STS-1, MCSE MCDBA CWSP CCNA Linux+” (redmond, wa United States)

Linus Torvalds Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution meets Bill Gates/Microsoft Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry–and Made Himself the Richest Man in America This is Edelman’s 1st book and 1st of a (Jump 225) trilogy and is arguably worthy of a Hugo, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, and or John Campbell Award. Infoquake introduces future generation Visual Studio/Eclipse Integrated Development Environments with MindSpace (holographic IDEs), combined with JIT Agile software development, tipping points and viral marketing from hell. It takes a lot to establish critical mass on the heels of works like Snow Crash Snow Crash (Bantam Spectra Book), and Neuromancer Neuromancer but Edelman does and successfully keeps the reader from eating, bathing, or connecting with the real world until they have reached the last page. Like many of the greatest SF writers who missed the Hugo et al on their debut novel, their second one often was the one that earned them immortality. To Multireal, the 2nd in the trilogy Infoquake (The Jump 225 Trilogy). In the words of Somasegar, Namaste!

And while I’m at it, here’s a message I received from a female MySpace reader the other day that had me in stitches:

I am singlehandedly selling more copies of your book, David. It is a real guy magnet. I had a man talking me up in the elevator yesterday because I was holding Infoquake. This is really excellent writing and many of your ideas seem visionary. I am about 2/3 through.

You heard her, ladies: Infoquake is a “guy magnet”! I’m very pleased. Too bad she also failed to mention that the pages, when ground up and mixed with aloe, can help prevent aging.

Now back to finishing that @$!*#!%$^ second book.

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  1. Cindy Blank-Edelman on May 1, 2007 at 8:23 pm  Chain link

    I, too, can attest to the wondrous powers of Infoquake. Within weeks after its publication, I gave birth to a son. Coincidence? I think not. “Guy magnet” indeed!

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