Some accents from the talk:
Lonesome visionary cyberspace cowboy on the electronic frontier.
Weird nameless uncertain feeling – like we all have to pretend that mum isn’t drunk.
Planet’s atmosphere is not a hacktivist clickable problem.
“Cloud as platform” will sound just as insane again some day.
Language contributes to the general sense of unreality.
Stacks have livestock.
Nobody is in charge.
Can’t go back.
World so weird we don’t have the words for..
The mighty Bruce Sterling at Webstock 2013!
About a year ago we decided to include a selection of books by Slovene publishers. Basically, what we did was.. I mean, what Tadeja did.. frankly, I lack the knowledge.. she basically did the same as we always do with books in English: pick the most interesting, the most important and the most beautiful books; narrow the endless stream of printed material into a hand-picked microuniverse.
This was one year ago. I hesitate to go on telling you this, as anyone who understands anything about book-business will naturally conclude that I am a moron. Well.. our statistics: in one year we sold 76 books by Slovene publishers.
For an independent bookseller, this is about a number of books that you want to sell in a day. Or, if you are really small, like we used to be, it’s a number of books you might want to sell in a week. Definitely not in a year.
Domestic book-business was always a Sphinx to me. Uninviting, posing questions that, with my knowledge and experience, I am unable to answer. In a way, what we did was a litmus paper test. The results are so far off the scale that I am still a bit puzzled.
“Stalna na tom svijetu samo mijena jest.”
I’ve had to change careers several times. Sometimes because my interests changed. Sometimes because all bridges have been burned beyond recognition, sometimes because I desperately needed money. And sometimes just because I hated everyone in my old career or they hated me.
There are other ways to reinvent yourself, so take what I say with a grain of salt. This is what worked for me.
Good article by James Altucher.
Good news in the neighbourhood: Kiberpipa reemerges on a new location. Bravo! If you can, here is how you can help.
Lauryn Hill on MTV Unplugged. What she says between songs is especially interesting.