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Here’s kind of a weird one: SF writer Wil McCarthy has a web
page with the audio of his new
book The Wellstone
, sequel to The
Collapsium
. The catch: it was generated by computer. It
sounds OK, I found it listenable. It’s an interesting experiment. He
says on the page he made it for a friend who is visually impaired and
just decided to make it publically available.

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In my interactions with the citizens of my neighborhood in Atlanta, I
am continuously surprised. Today someone on the neighborhood mailing
list (which I set up when I was secretary) reported getting unwanted
commercial e-mail from someone on the list and then porn when she
complained to that person. One suggestion was to go to the cops. I
sure hope our city police are not running down e-mail offenders. I
wish that was the most important thing they had to do, but
unfortunately we have a criminal or three in the city.