Thursday, January 15, 2009

RJS past and present

By coincidence, two old friends got in touch today.

T. Jackson King, a science-fiction writer I've known since the early 1990s, emailed to say he's established a new web site, and, as part of the contents has resurrected a 1993 interview he did with me for Science Fiction Chronicle.

And Gene Wilburn, whom I've known since the 1980s when we both freelanced for the same computer magazines, including InfoAge, wrote to point out that he commented on my appearance last night on TVOntario's The Agenda with Steve Paikin in this blog post, in which, among other things, he says:
Rob made the salient point that humans evolved on the African Savannah where multitasking was essential to survival. While searching for food, or hunting, you also had to be alert to sounds and motions, such as poisonous snakes, hunting eagles, and lions, all of whom may be hunting you. His thesis is that humans evolved to be multitasking, and that the past fifty years or so, with people glued to the boob tube, have been an aberration rather than the norm.
T. Jackson Kings's website is here, and the main page of Gene Wilburn's blog is here.

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