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Fri, 09 Mar 2012

Collaboration

I love the Internet.

Today, I saw a tweet from an author I follow on Twitter, Rudy Rucker. He referred to a site that would let me order ePub formatted books for me to read on either my Nook or on my computer. The books are DRM-free. That means I'm not stuck. I can read the book on any gear that supports the ePub format.

OK, he deserves it. Here's the link: Transreal Press

I noticed a small thing about the site that could be improved, not a big thing, but something I knew about, so I sent an email to his contact address. I explained the simple change he could make.

Within a few minutes, I clicked the refresh button of my browser, and the page was updated, reflecting my suggestion. Wow!

A minute or so later, I checked my email. I'm retired. What else do I have to do?
There was an email from Rudy Rucker, himself, letting me know he'd updated the site.

So, why do I like/love the Internet?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, apparently wanted to make it easy for people to collaborate using the Internet. I'd say he has succeeded.



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