Mighty Good Story: Shannon’s Law (Escape Pod)
Episode 291 of Escape Pod is Mur reading Shannon’s Law, by Cory Doctorow, a chapter from the Bordertown anthology. I love the idea of actually building a TCP/IP network using carrier pidgeon, ogre’s laundry lines and the dust on the wings of a butterfly.
Is Living Simply Anti-Modern?
My wife was tentatively offered a Kindle for Christmas, with the added note that, there are plenty of public-domain works you can download for it. “Why would I want a Kindle when all the books I do read are in the library?” was her response. Walking to the library is a healthy activity. It keeps…
Talk like a Pirate, Code like a Scurvey Dog! (Escape Pod)
This is a remarkably fun pirate hacker story that borders on magical reality. It really captures the pre-bubble esprit-de-haxor of the 90’s. http://escapepod.org/2009/11/26/ep226-pirate-solutions/
Ursula: Only in Dark the Light
Ursula K. Le Guin, a remarkable author. I just finished reading A Wizard of Earthsea to Liam. Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawks flight on the empty sky. How many science fiction and fantasy stories echo this intrinsic theme of mortality, simplicity and humility…