My yearly carryover keywords

My brand new notepad is waiting for 2017: pristine enticingly empty. Before the old notepad is deposited on the shelf, I’ve selected a few of the more important notes, the ones I wish to carry over to 2017.

Virtual Crime e-Pays.. NOT

Asimove’s LOR During the halcyon days of technological innocence, Isaac Asimov wrote “I, Robot” – a collection of 9 short stories set in a world in which humans and robots co-exist. This co-existance was predicated on three rules that Asimov invented and named ‘The Laws of Robotics’ (LOR), The LOR laid down essential principles governing… Continue reading Virtual Crime e-Pays.. NOT

Condensation narratives on the comeback trail

Last week I did a presentation at one of our major universities. I spoke about the need to create content specifically for mobile devices. I will reflect more on this in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, as I was flying back home after the presentation, I mulled over the notion of small/short units… Continue reading Condensation narratives on the comeback trail

50 years after everybody quits laughing

Together with Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, who passed away yesterday (18 March), is considered one of the fabled triumvirate of Science Fiction writers who changed the way we view their genre, and modern science. Strangely, I feel, Clarke will forever be known mostly for the 1968 movie adaptation of “The Sentinel“,… Continue reading 50 years after everybody quits laughing