Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott (1994).
Susan gave me this book a few years ago and I just reread it in preparation for Nanowrimo. It’s amazing. Lamott manages to be inspiring, funny, wise, practical, entertaining, and encouraging all at once.… Read the rest
I signed up for National Novel Writing Month. My goal: To write a novel during the month of November. All considerations of quality, consistency, plot, and character will be tossed aside like so much worthless chaff, in pursuit of one goal: to write 50,000 words, or about 2,000 per day, most days.… Read the rest
Movie and music moguls are hopping mad over the new technologies that are transforming digital entertainment. Washington is listening. What’s at risk? Your ability to enjoy DVDs and CDs you’ve bought, your privacy–even your control over your PC. Read more about it in my latest article for PC World, on digital copyright.… Read the rest
Salon rides along with Brewster Kahle in the Internet Bookmobile, a van that’s equipped with a high-speed wireless Internet connection, a powerful printer, and a binding machine. They’re visiting schools, museums, and libraries, printing out hard copies of public-domain books for free.… Read the rest
According to a press release from research firm Evans Data, next year 63% of developers expect to be using Microsoft’s .Net, while 61% expect to use Java. Almost all of them will be using Web services in some form (87%, compared to 57% this year).… Read the rest
Winer has a short, simple explanation of what news aggregators are. Now all we need is a similarly clear and simple explanation of RSS. (All I could find were pretty technical pages for RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0 (the latter link is not working this morning, however).… Read the rest