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Warning For Writers of the Future

Dear writer of the past, It is now tomorrow, and you are no longer necessary. Thank you for all your contributions to humanity. You did a great job. But it’s time to move on and find something else to do. … Continue reading

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Will All the Real Writers Please Stand Up

There was an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ in the early 1960s where a man is sentenced to death for the crime of curating books. In other words, he was a librarian. The episode was called ‘The Obsolete Man’. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Stephen King, Can You E-Mail Me Your Autograph?

For devoted bibliophiles, no moment is greater than when you get to meet your favorite author. I have stood in line for hours, clinching a paperback in my sweaty hands, thinking of a cool thing to say when I get … Continue reading

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The Writers of Tomorrow: Algorithms

David Foster Wallace, the brilliant professor and author, killed himself in 2008 after a lifelong battle with depression. Time Magazine included Wallace’s book “Infinite Jest” on a list of the 100 greatest novels. It was an imagined vision of a … Continue reading

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We Need to Invent New Emoticons

Late adopters are thoughtful people. We don’t just jump on any bandwagon that rolls through the internet. We wait. We observe. We calculate and analyze. And then we jump on the bandwagon. I am a late adopter and didn’t use … Continue reading

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