This is my first try at bloggin’ so here it goes…
I just finished reading ‘The Ghost Brigades‘ by John Scalzi. This guy writes like an old master, like Heinlein. Amazing, catching story telling in a genuinely intriguing and original future universe. I just love the whole series (Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony, Zoe’s Tale) and i read all of the books at least twice.
Reading is one of life’s great Pleasures. Books are like Really Good Friends, they are always there for you when you need them :-)
One of the concepts in these books are BrainPals, computers hooked up to your brain, giving you access to information at the speed of thought (Didn’t Bill Gates write a book named that?). Of course they end up having virus problems.
That kind of computer power and connectivity is quite different from my ordinary life, at least partly. We are trying to design the future in home awareness by helping tenants save energy by showing how much they use just Now. Of course that shouldn’t take a super computer and it doesn’t. Though it’s intriguing how hard it is to design Something Simple.
Spelling isn’t a strong trait with me, which you should know by now.