Month: January 2012

Over the last few days I’ve been building a new desktop machine.  I was going to hold off another year or so, but, I’m getting paid well for doing timely writing and I didn’t want to find myself suddenly reduced to my laptop.  I had replaced a few components in my other machine, but the CPU and motherboard were over 5 years old according to the dates they displayed when booting.  I had recently even had to replace the CPU fan due to noise the other one was making, thus, I bit the bullet and ordered enough pieces to assemble an AMD 3Ghz Quad Core desktop in an old Systemax case I had laying around. This one needed to have a DOS boot partition as well as OpenSuSE because I…

Information Technology

http://www.hyperink.com posted a question to its writers this month: “What do you think the future of publishing is?” The real challenge of this question is trimming the output down to around 150 words.  I’ve blogged about this many times.  In 2012 we will see the fall of Amazon.com because they have now moved into traditional publishing with their Penny Marshal book deal.  After years of narrowing publisher margins to near zero, this will be the final straw.  Large publishers will turn to smaller print runs and pull all titles out of Amazon.com.  Oddly enough, both they and the authors will make more money. Print will be the last form anyone considers.  First will come the eBook, then the audio book version of each general reading title.  Print will only happen…

Publishing