Friday, May 22, 2009

Wake in major computing publication

I worked very hard to come up with a plausible scenario for the World Wide Web gaining consciousness for my novel WWW: Wake, and I'm thrilled to have a chance to share some of that background with the members of the Association for Computer Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. The last page of the June 2009 issue of ACM's glossy monthly magazine Communications of the ACM is a fanciful piece by me entitled Webmind Says Hello that outlines some of the notions I was playing with in my novel.

If you're one of the 83,000 members of that organization -- or go to just about any university (almost all subscribe to CACM), you can read my piece. I'm quite proud of it, and also proud of the other professionals who have taken notice of the work I've put into this novel, such as the Center for Congitive Neuroscience at Penn, which had me in to give a talk earlier this month, or Google Waterloo, which is having me in to give a talk next week.

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At May 22, 2009 9:32 PM , Blogger ZMollon said...

Hi Rob,
Congratulations. Your new novel is amazing.
Also, on a bit of a random note, I feel that it is my duty as a science fiction fan to warn you not to go see terminator salvation. My writing will now be 50% more filled with cliches, melodrama, plot inconsistencies, and useless special effects.


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