Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Alibi Archives come to life

Roman Frillarte, a fan of my work, drew to my attention the debut of "My Mobile Witness," not unlike the Alibi Archives that appear in my novel Hominids and its sequels.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At October 23, 2008 11:30 PM , Blogger Robert Gus Gissing said...

So if you got a patent on this idea before you wrote your books, would it mean that you could sue this company for patent infringement. And if the idea was not patented, and appeared in your books, does it make this whole idea of an alibi system, as well as their implementation of it open and not communication satellites are because Clarke wrote about them before getting a patent on the idea? What are your thoughts on this?

At October 26, 2008 11:16 AM , Blogger 朱九渊 said...

I am a chinese,and I bought the novel which name "caulculating God"from

I like Zu da-shou. how do you know him?

At October 26, 2008 12:01 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

I don't have a patent on this idea.

At October 27, 2008 6:13 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hello, my Chinese friend!

I know about Zu da-shou because the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is a real place, and it really does have the exhibits I described related to him. :) :) :) I'm glad you liked my book!

At November 19, 2008 11:09 PM , OpenID Chris said...

There was a project @ MIT I read about a year or two ago where one of the guys rigged his house up (expect the washroom) with constant audio and video recording so they could get petabytes of data related to his newborn son learning to talk. It was going to record everything the boy did for 3 years in order to try and analyze it all for the AI program.

I immediately thought of the Alibi archives -- except these guys had a 'panic button' installed which would scrub the last minute or so -- for the times they walked out of the bathroom in the nude :-O

At November 16, 2009 2:07 AM , Blogger Chufucius said...

Oh,my SF-master!
It is today that I have read your answer to me.
I learn english through your books!
It's so amazing.
But in China, your books are so difficult to find. It's a pity.
I want to buy all your books not only the"Caculating God"

At November 16, 2009 2:14 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Chufucius, thank you! My books are widely available in Chinese translations from Science Fiction World, based in Chengdu. ;)


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