Don’t Bother Me

An unnamed publication asked me to select what I considered the 6 greatest fantasy novels of all time. Because my hunger for money and fame cannot and will never be satisfied, I agreed. Feel free to weigh in if you have thoughts.

GTA IV: Inherent Vice City

Writing about the Grand Theft Auto video games for the Time 100 issue, I unpersuasively argued the following semi-flippant point: the Houser brothers who write and create these games are the spiritual successors to Balzac and Twain and Wolfe. They are societal super-reporters, stuffing the gaming experience with detailed observations …

The Tech Industry and the Tablet: A Sick Love Story

Back in the day there used to be this thing called Comdex. It was a huge technology trade show that happened in Las Vegas in November. Every year all the tech journalists would go out there, walk the show floor all day, file their stories at midnight, then go out and lose money at Binion’s and expense blue curacao drinks at Steven …

First Impressions of Google Wave

This is very brief, because I’m rapidly closing a piece about my first impressions of Wave for the magazine, which is a whole different process. So I’m not going to do a list of features. You probably know them anyway. For a more thorough introduction, try Lifehacker’s walkthrough.

My main impression is this: it’s much, much less like …

Felicia Day: The Nerd World Interview

You might know Felicia Day from Dr. Horrible, or The Legend of Neil, or Buffy, or Dollhouse, or from the Web series she created, The Guild, which is now out on DVD. Or you might just know Felicia Day from Felicia Day — she’s a huge Web celebrity, basically for being smart and nerdy and pretty and a good actress, and genuine in a way …

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