Sunday, May 29, 2005

Q: What are you looking for?

A: Someone to help me get the next book published.

OK, I'll admit it. Putting Coding Slave on line for free was the best thing that I have ever done to get the book into the hands of new readers. With all due bragging, as of last count, there have been in excess of 30,000 downloads. Most readers liked the book. Yeah, there are a few people out there who found the book not so good, so poor me has had his feeling bopped a few times.

Oh well.

Doing Coding Slave as an important event in my life. It took a lot out of me in that it required full time attention to write and publish. The good news is that I learned a lot and had the most excellent opportunity to share my ideas with others, maybe even touch a few souls.

So now what?

Another book, that's what!

But I can't do it alone. I think that I will need help.

Maybe I need....... an agent?

(Yikes, could it be that I've been in Hollywood too long?)

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Q: What is the best way that you know for a group to make software?

A: theCore


I have not been writing a lot on the blog because I have been working for money, money, money.

I want to be working for love, love, love.

So, I ask myself what gives?

And then I remember all that I learned here and here and here and here.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Q: Where are the movie stars of the future?

A: In your computer.

Just saw the movie, the Making of the Kingdom of Heaven, another one of the those movies about a movie. The Kingdom of Heaven has a cast of thousands. Unfortunately most of the them are born from the loins of a computer(s) driven by some special effects geek(s). Whereas in that past a movie studio would have to hire a whole bunch of extras to produce those big, epic scenes, now all you need is a few hundred actors to handle the close ups and a roomful of programmers to make the crowd.

The ramifications are significant. It is not inconceivable that in the near future some executive at Sony will be confronted with this decision: "Let's see... do I keep spending a ton of money on the likes of De Niro, Russell Crowe and Al Pacino? Or, do I just make my next star in a computer? I mean, those guys over at Pixar are cleaning up!"

After all, as Turing said, if it acts human, it is human.