Great news! One of my all time favorite writers, Rudy Rucker, has launched a new web zine, called FLURB.
My present strategy is simply to post a few stories by myself and my friends. I have some good stories for Issue #1, with possibly a few more coming in. You might think of this as the Cyberpunk issue.
We'll see where it leads. I still have a backlog of writer friends to hit on, so, at least for now, rather than sending me stories that you'd like me to post for you --- do it yourself!
The line up for the first issue looks wonderful:
Rudy Rucker and Paul Di Filippo,
“Elves of the Subdimensions”
“Liner Notes for Luchenko's Third Symphony
(The Arcades of Allah)”
“Evaluation of the Hannemouth Bequest
(A.k.a. Hannemouth Self-Configurable Combinatorial Array)”
“Billy and the Circus Girl ”
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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