Wednesday, February 24, 23:41 CST
While looking for a Project Gutenberg etext of Hamlet, I stumbled across one of a book I mentioned a while back, Hackers: Forgotten Heroes of the Computer Revolution, by Steven Levy. And one of Bruce Sterling's The Hacker Crackdown, which I really ought to read some time.
Of course, reading lengthy written works on a computer screen is still nowhere near as convenient (or easy on the eyes) as a book. Sure will be nice when small hand-held devices are common enough to make it as easy as carrying a paperback around.
Not that I'm advocating completely replacing paper books - after all, sooner or later there's going to come a time when batteries for the nifty little hand-held gizmo are more than a little hard to come by.
I can see it now. Just after the global project to convert all information to an electronic medium is completed, and most of the books have been burned to generate power or recycled into artificial fireplace logs and facial tissues, a silicon-eating bacteria evolves and undergoes a massive population explosion...
Ok, I'm rambling again. I'll stop now.
I see the Wing Commander movie is due out March 12. The original Wing Commander is perhaps my favorite computer game of all time. I lived that game. Needless to say, I'm hoping they managed to do something worthwhile with the material. ;)