Books Writing

Moving On

As much as I would like to continue writing about standards and networks, ‘open’ or otherwise, out here in the weblogging wasteland (Hark! Was that a cricket I heard?) I have to return to the book writing.

I debated whether to include a link to the Gallery album I set up for the figures and illustrations for the new book, as well as a link to the ongoing example development. On the one hand, you might be interested in following the progress, or trying out the examples (sans accompanying text). On the other hand, you won’t be interested, which means posting a link or not is moot.

Book figures

Book Examples

The figures will undergo cleanup and adjustment over time. I’ll probably be replacing some. I thought the links might be interesting for those of you who are curious about books ‘on the hoof’.

I also use my account to link to resource and reference sites and am building up a nice library of web graphics links. Well, in and among the political, climate, and diversity links.

Offline until I’m finished. Ta.

Social Media

New York Times on Twitter and suicide

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

The New York Times has an article about an incident that happened some time back: A young man Twitters he’s going to commit suicide. The article features our old friend, ambient intimacy. It also features quotes by yours truly, and about half a dozen other folks you probably know.

I was a little surprised to read some of the quotes from folks. People breaking up with their mates via Twitter? Posting everything online before talking to each other directly? It’s almost as if the only intimacy these people share, is the ‘ambient.’ There’s nothing real.

I’d rather be alone. I really would, rather be alone.