Wired News is sporting a gallery of photos of the vasty manufacturing cities of China, eye-melting panoramas of endless assembly lines and dormitories and cafeterias. I just attended a jaw-dropping talk by Chumby's Bunnie Huang about his tours of Chinese factories on the way to setting up Chumby manufacturing and every slide inspired a fresh weirdness. For example, in one factory's cafeteria, visitors are only allowed to eat off disposable plates with disposable cutlery, to avoid giving the (medically screened) residents any foreign germs. Link
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.