Monday, July 26, 2010

Six Things I'm Grateful For Today

As a the owner of a cottage industry called Haunted Computer Books, I spend my days tweeting, blogging, boarding, networking, revising, writing, and attending the many tiny details of a dreamer's life. But this dream is real, and I can't forget how cool it is. So I offer for your consideration, and God's, these simple wonderful things:

1. The wall between me and my reader, and me and the author I am reading, is now so thin as to be blurred.

2. I don't have to ask anyone's permission to attempt the most spectacular and impossible literary or publicity stunts.

3. If you and I agree, we don't have to share our direct personal transaction with anyone--you can buy my books on my site and I send with a thanks. You are my boss, and I trust you.

4. Digital books will soon put almost every word ever written, and the sum of human knowledge, right at our fingertips, and at a low cost--or free.

5. The weirder I am, the happier I am--old rules no longer apply, nor the fear and control that go with them.

6. The future is limited only by doubt, and imagination is as vast and ever-expanding as heaven. Be brave and embrace this perfect day.

That's enough to get me to sleep tonight. Sweet dreams.

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4 comments:

dalelmurphy said...

Good stuff Scott, the rules have definetly changed.

Moses Siregar III said...

Like.

Regge Ridgway said...

RECORD STORES ARE ANCIENT HISTORY. MP3 PLAYERS ARE EVERYWHERE AND PEOPLE ARE EMBRASING THE IDEA OF DOWNLOADING MUSIC. VIDEO STORES ARE SOON TO FOLLOW WITH STREAMING VIDEO AND SUCH. IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME FOR BOOKS TO BE READ DIGITALY AND DOWNLOADABLE. LIBRARIES WILL SOON FOLLOW THE TREND AND BRICK AND MORTAR LIBRARIES WILL BE A THING OF THE PAST. I ALREADY CAN BORROW AUDIO BOOKS FROM MY LIBRARY AND CAN DOWNLOAD THEM TO MY IPHONE OR COMPUTER AND LISTEN TO THEM IN MY CAR.

AlexOngNYC said...

I also feel the weirder I am, the happier I am.