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Non-light speed

No, the link to the podcast of my story doesn;t work, at least from that entry, but you can just type it in to your browser and it will -- lightspeedmagazine.com  My story s featured on the front page.


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Nov. 23rd, 2011 09:04 am (UTC)
See, he pronounces it like aleister crowley, while other times I've heard you introduced they pronounced it crow-ley. Which is it?
Nov. 23rd, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
Ow! as in the sharp cry at small pain.

I claim the crow as my totem animal and shadow but the "crow" pronunciation is the common English pronunciation, where the Ow! is Irish, and I am Irish. They very likely both diverged from an older pronunciation that was halfway between the two -- something like ah-oo maybe.
Nov. 23rd, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
I suppose a crowl would be a crow-owl hybrid, something like a 'liger'.
Nov. 23rd, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Nice. I'll take it.
Nov. 30th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
I downloaded the story when you posted this, and finally got a chance to listen a couple of days ago. Imagine my surprise when I was pointed to this story today: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ibm-file-degradation-aging-patent,14060.html

The gist is that IBM has come up with a way to slowly degrade digital files so they will take less room. I believe the intent it to apply this to image files and video clips that are posted but not accessed.

Mr. Science, please meet Mr. Art.
Nov. 30th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this. When I wrote the story I knew next to nothing about digital storage (or anything else digital) and my idea of the stored material degenerating was based on the fairly rapid degeneration of magnetic tape, including VHS tape: the iron compounds becoming disorganized over time. But this is deliberate! The deathless made mortal. Make room, make room!
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