Posts made in October, 2014

Ebola outbreak as a technology failure

I’m not sure which is more horrifying: that tens of thousands are dead and dying from Ebola in Africa, or or that it appears that it was largely preventable with basic medical technology.

William Gibson’s quip about the future not yet being evenly distributed takes on a much darker undertone in this light.…

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Seven Sentences from page 7

All right, I’m easily motivated by cheap gimmicks. I’ve been tagged by the excellent John Murphy. Here’s the drill:

The rules are simple: Post 7 sentences of your work, start on page 7, count 7 lines down.

This is from a Silicon Valley satire that I’ve been churning through for a number of months (ironically slowed down somewhat by my Silicon Valley day job [since you’re wondering, no, the startup in the novel is nothing like the huge company that employs me]).…

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Micah Joel

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