A Place So Foreign and Eight More


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  1. Personally, I think you’re crazy like a fox. You are following in the footsteps of the corporate enslaver who says your works are of no value: give them to me and then who turns around, zips up some legal copyright mumbo-jumbo around your original works and steals a fortune right out from under you.

    Who am I kidding? You and Sterling and Gibson (there I put you in sum company, didn’t I?) can get away with this sort of stuff. Oh, and that other guy with the thinking cap on who wrote Digital Fortress gets away with it because he presents us with, if not explicitly original thought, then some somnombulent tribute or distillation of what the rest of us ordinary people with no time on their hands can’t get a hold of. Time. Well, time and inclination.

    So… if you think this is a backhanded compliment with a bit of vehemence of a more subjective nature, you’re probably right.

    What I don’t get is why I am buying into this whole thing? Everybody and his dog is writing something today. The information overload is … and overload. Everybody is so busy writing nobody gets down to acting on the thoughts they’ve put down in words (probably another subjective viewpoint from the end of an RSS/ATOM aggregator).

    Keep writing. Someone is going to pay you, especially if you can keep a publisher in your back pocket. Then you can make your money as the pundit who does speaking engagements.

    No disrespect intended but your generosity makes me feel “Down and Out”.


    — tim

    — queuing up makes me nervous to the point of babblestalking –

    Comment by Tim Pozza — March 16, 2004 @ 5:56 pm

  2. strange, paste the entire copy of the hobbit on your site. That would be wicked cool. In like an hour if you could. If you care.

    Comment by Shadowfax — May 4, 2004 @ 12:56 pm

  3. Personally I greatly appreciate those who have made their “material” into e-books or freely available. I am totally handicapped as is my husband and we spend almost 90% of our time online reading…no not junk mail or span..but books. Before we became handicapped we were both very active in our library association, as well as doing all we could to aid those who could not read. Now we find, we can no longer get out to buy books or to the library to borrow them.
    Again, I greatly appreciate those who have made their “material” into e-books or freely available….just goes to show that not ALL people are in it just for the money. Thank you for listening to one who dearly loves to read.

    Comment by Lyn — May 5, 2005 @ 9:03 pm

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