Some night time time travel reading from 1998 Replay by Ken Grimwood. Jeff Winston dies at 43 and travels back in time to his 18 year old self with his memory of what comes next.
A result of my trip to Powell’s Bookstore in Portland where I walked in with no plan or expectations on what to buy. They had an end cap on the Sci-Fi stacks promoting time travel and this was what caught my eye.
It’s as if every time you bought a book at Borders, you were locked into only shelving it in an IKEA bookcase.
I had picked up Cory Doctorow’s short story The Great Big Beautiful Tomrrow
at the public library a few weeks back and afterwards was a 2010 speech on Creativity & Copyright. The quote above references the near impossibility for creators to move from one closed ebook system to another and having to either abandon their audience or expect them to purchase another device. In this case a bookshelf reserved and approved for each bookseller.
Picked up Cory Doctorow‘s The Big Beautiful Tomorrow and William Gibson‘s The Peripheral from the Library this morning.