Man, check out the zoomy prices on those sci-fi sound-effects.
What an industry.
Here's David Hartwell calmly explaining how the science
fiction book business malfunctions. What a sensible guy.
I perk up when I see weird, woozy efforts like this.
I'll be dropping by every so often to see if they can
still reach the keyboard. That white-on-black text
has got me hallucinating already.
I suppose it had to happen. Airlines are attacking
and harassing their passengers so blatantly that people are
rising in revolt.
It's hard to beat this for brass-plated gall. The small
but valuable items confiscated from passengers are
getting auctioned on eBay.
A good place to check out the increasingly weird and
unnecessarily complicated world of cellphones and
cellphonish gadgets. That industry is carrying "function
as baroque" to peculiar extremes.
Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him,
and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the
Bruce Sterling Online Index.
He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.