Coming up with the title to a work is hard (except for New York Post headline writers), which makes for a convenient loophole in copyright law: Titles can’t be copyrighted. So, yes, there can be a Hemingway book titled For […]
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The Singularity is Near! Indeed, some computer scientists expect artificial intelligence to surpass human intelligence within our lifetimes. Revolutions in swarm intelligence, nanotech, and other exotic fields of robotics have brought humans ever closer to being bested by “toasters,” as […]
If you’re one of the stalwart few who struggled up the 50,000-word summit during National Novel Writing Month, you likely have a new appreciation for the mountain of words it takes to make a book. And the potentially dispiriting thing about that climb? As […]
Someday I’ll be able to tell my daughter that I grew up in a time before the internet, and she’ll look at me the same way I used to look at my grandma when she talked about not having electricity […]
Becoming a famous writer is, in itself, an honor. But on top of the regular prestige, your previous places of employment will become sacred tourist attractions for your fans. If you worked at the Dairy Queen before you wrote the […]
Summer, as we all know, is the season for travel—unless you are a semi-agorophobic bookworm addicted to armchair travel, natch. But what about those mosquito- or bullet-riddled places we’re curious about but would never dare tread? Skip the blisteringly high […]