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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Tuesday August 17, 2004
05:46 PM


[ #20445 ]
Dear Log,

«Although both [Corey Doctorow and Charles Stross] have been out of programming for a few years, it continues to influence--even infect--their thinking. In the Chequers, Doctorow mentions the original title for one of the novels he’s working on, a story about a spam filter that becomes artificially intelligent and tries to eat the universe. "I was thinking of calling it /usr/bin/god."

"That’s great!" Stross remarks. »

--"Is Charles Stross about To Go Blind?"

Corey Doctorow gets points for rejecting that idea. But he loses points for having the idea in the first place. This leaves him with his usual score in these matters: 0.

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  • although I finally managed to give away the copy of 'down and out' after many failed attempts. My bookshelf is rid of the taint. When you can't even give the book away, it's sad. .../usr/bin/god though? That's so lame he should get extra-double negative points....and a boot to the head. Maybe he's to blame for Sterling's last absolute shit book. Doctorow is a complex terrorist plot to destroy any hope for decent sci-fi.