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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-01-15 15:04
Subject: [links] Link salad afternoon update
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Tags:culture, links, process, publishing, tech, writing
the_flea_king with a Very Good Idea about science blogging

Self-published novel fetches $2MM in auction — Alright. That's it. I'm done telling people to do it the hard way.

jeffvandermeer on how to write a novel in two months

US man jailed for removing 500 trees spoiling his view — The threat letters didn't help much either.

The Guardian on Fahrenheit 451 — (Thanks to AH.)

MacBook Air — Man, do I want one of these, with the solid state drive. Too bad about that budget thing. No replacement laptop scheduled this year, and not nearly enough fun money for it.
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calendula_witch: First Book
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2008-01-15 23:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:First Book
I dunno. That self-publishing success story seemed like an awful lot of investment, of both time and money. I'll keep trying the "hard way."
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The Green Knight: afraid
User: green_knight
Date: 2008-01-15 23:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The self-published novel involved the creation of a publisher with a $50K startup capital.

It's still a pretty good return on the investment, but few people can afford to lose that much.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-01-16 00:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Right. But how many desperate hopefuls are going to read past the headline?
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User: n5red
Date: 2008-01-16 01:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not that impressed with the new Mac. It's expensive and still has a fairly large footprint. I'm much happier with mt $400 Eee that can share a table with my lunch. And, at $400, I'm not particularly worried about bad things happening to it.
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Edward Greaves
User: temporus
Date: 2008-01-16 01:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm somewhat on the fence about the solid state drives. So far, testing them at work (albeit with Windows) hasn't proven them to be all that great. In fact, they seem to slow down with use. Granted, our sample size is about five unique laptops.
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Renee Babcock
User: renegade500
Date: 2008-01-16 17:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think I'd rather look at 500 trees than a bunch of casinos any day. But then again, I'm a tree hugging hippy...
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