This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan.
22 May 2018
Thoughts on Copyright
I’m a published author, and I think that the original copyright term of 14
years with the option to renew once for 28 years total was perfectly
reasonable. At most, 25 years with one renewal for a total of 50 years is
I’m borrowing from my culture to create; it’s only fair that what I create
should become part of the culture so that others can build upon it. And if
I can’t turn a profit on a novel in 50 years, then to hell with it.
Life of the author is excessive, IMO. Life + 70-90 years is outrageous,
since the monopoly on a work no longer benefits the creator, but descendents
who had no hand in its creation.
19 January 2018
Leaving the Cult; or, Getting Free of Toxic Tech Culture
That’s right, everybody. Not just people working in Silicon Valley or for a startup. Everybody. I’ve worked for twenty years as a developer without ever setting foot in the Valley, but the attitudes Ms. Aurora decries are not local to SV.