What will a society where people learn and communicate visually — and struggle with reading and writing — look like? Probably smarter… And loud.

The social and technology scripts dictated to us by industry keep getting disrupted. People say no, and migrate to an alternative.

In this digital age with so many other entertainment options besides reading, will people keep tolerating books greater than 100,000 words in length?

Image source: Aumanack Diversão sem limite After reading last week’s post on science fiction, Erin Feldman asked me to suggest a few books in the genre. Of course, I was delighted. So here are my favorite science fiction books (and trilogies) of all time. You’ll see they span sub genre and era. 1) The Diamond Age (Or, a Young Lady’s […]

Image by Frank Tellez Freedom allows many things, good and bad. The rationalization of justified Internet vigilantes arguably falls in both camps, depending on your perspective. We love the archetype of the vigilante, the person who goes out and meters justice when authorities fail to do so. In a romantic sense, it makes sense. Consider our pop culture heros; Batman, […]

Since this weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and I already know how my summer will end, let’s talk science fiction. I registered for the 71st World Science Fiction Convention this coming Labor Day weekend. It will be a nerd dream come true on a few levels. First, the prestigious Hugo Awards are given out at the event. I […]

“I don’t know the rules of grammar… If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.” David Ogilvy If there’s one consistent mistake I’ve made over the years, it’s […]