Scott sez, "Spotted in the January 1898 issue of The Nickell -- a poignant advertisement filled with nostalgia not just for the late 19th century -- but for the early 19th century as well. In a half-page ad for the Graphophone, which appears to be the next step forward after Thomas Edison's phonograph, an old man listens to 'the most marvellous instrument of our age' and wistfully declares -- 'They didn't have anything like this when I was young.' I can imagine the old guy getting all misty-eyed. I must admit I got a little misty-eyed myself."
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.