Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

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Total Recall RJS nod

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Woohoo! Just started reading the book Total Recall: How the E-Memory Revolution Will Change Everything by Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell (with a forward by Bill Gates), and what should I find on page 16 but this: But themes of Total Recall have been explored in science fiction for decades. In Hominids, Robert J. Sawyer [...]

Jagster lives!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

My latest novel, Wake, postulates a competitor for Google named Jagster. As the novel says: In the tradition of silly Web acronyms (“Yahoo!” stands for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle”), Jagster is short for “Judiciously Arranged Global Search-Term Evaluative Ranker” — and the battle between Google and Jagster has been dubbed the “Ranker rancor” by [...]