Ford, Paul Edmund

Photo © 2002 Christa Neu.

Where He Come From

From the womb with no desire to leave whatsoever, to middle-class (with the hours spent watching What's Happening approaching one over zero) West Chester, Pennsylvania, (patrilineal Irish, matrilineal Swedish, French, German, English, etc(we got around, mostly on horseback). Then to Milton Hershey School[Hershey] with my orphan brethren, then to Alfred University[Alfred] in the Godforsaken sticks, then to Jersey City, for Christ's Sake, then to Brooklyn, which is (hooray!) home.

Events Related To Ford, Paul Edmund

1974 Aug 11 Paul Ford born.
Oct 15 Paul Ford's head begins to spin wildly, and he spits out a vile mixture of green fluid and small machine parts.
Paul Ford's mother is very upset.
1981 Aug 14 Men came to the house in tinfoil clothing, and asked Paul Ford,Wilma Ford, and Frank Ford to leave for a while.»
1985 Aug 14 Paul Ford saw a man in a moon suit entirely engulfed in flames, like a sun: the flames rose two feet over his head, and poured from his fingertips. He scorched the dry ground where he walked.»
2001 Jan 5 Because every boy needs a hobby, Paul Ford created the Ftrain Sitekit to explore the ways narrative structures and graph data structures overlap. »
2003 Jul 14 Paul Ford visited the dentist in morbid humor, called his brother, and contemplated quantum physics.»
Jul 19 Paul Ford refactored The Ftrain Sitekit code for readibility.»
Jul 20 In a fit of pretentious pique, Paul Ford coins the term Graph Narrative because he can't stand the word “Weblog” any more.»
Aug 3 Paul Ford sat below chandeliers—6 of them at least—made of interlocked antlers. »
Aug 9 Ford, Paul Edmund stumbles upon a condiment war in downtown Brooklyn.»
Aug 11 Ford, Paul Edmund became depressed concerning the The Condiment War.»

Facts Related To Ford, Paul Edmund

Paul Ford is dashingly handsome when you're drunk.
Paul Ford has blue eyes and can see right through your skull.

Lies About Ford, Paul Edmund

Paul Ford can kill people using a magical biscuit.
Paul Ford can lift a car with his mouth.

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2003 Aug 7 All Things Considered
All Things Considered is a nightly radio program that mixes ”news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features,” broadcast in The United States of America. From time to time, they broadcast commentaries by Paul Ford.»
Web Standards
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
Aug 12 Minding the Planet
The weblog of Nova Spivack, entrepreneur, Semantic Web thinker and re-thinker, and occasional employer of Paul Ford.»
Sep 15 A Theory of Time
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
Be Proud of Guilty Pleasures
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
Nov 25 Decoding the Money Puzzle
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
2004 Jan 7 New York Stories
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
Apr 8 Age of X
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
Tilting for iTunes
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
Early Periodicals Go Online
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
Apr 19 Obsolescence: the Killer App
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»
2007 Jan 10 Memory and the Virtual World
A commentary with audio created by Paul Ford for NPR's All Things Considered.»

Proverbs Related To Ford, Paul Edmund

Be happy while you live, for you're a long time dead.


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About the author: I've been running this website from 1997. For a living I write stories and essays, program computers, edit things, and help people launch online publications. (LinkedIn). I wrote a novel. I was an editor at Harper's Magazine for five years; then I was a Contributing Editor; now I am a free agent. I was also on NPR's All Things Considered for a while. I still write for The Morning News, and some other places.

If you have any questions for me, I am very accessible by email. You can email me at ford@ftrain.com and ask me things and I will try to answer. Especially if you want to clarify something or write something critical. I am glad to clarify things so that you can disagree more effectively.

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Recent Offsite Work: Code and Prose. As a hobby I write. (January 14)

Rotary Dial. (August 21)

10 Timeframes. (June 20)

Facebook and Instagram: When Your Favorite App Sells Out. (April 10)

Why I Am Leaving the People of the Red Valley. (April 7)

Welcome to the Company. (September 21)

“Facebook and the Epiphanator: An End to Endings?”. Forgot to tell you about this. (July 20)

“The Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. An essay for TheMorningNews.org. (July 11)

Woods+. People call me a lot and say: What is this new thing? You're a nerd. Explain it immediately. (July 10)

Reading Tonight. Reading! (May 25)

Recorded Entertainment #2, by Paul Ford. (May 18)

Recorded Entertainment #1, by Paul Ford. (May 17)

Nanolaw with Daughter. Why privacy mattered. (May 16)

0h30m w/Photoshop, by Paul Ford. It's immediately clear to me now that I'm writing again that I need to come up with some new forms in order to have fun here—so that I can get a rhythm and know what I'm doing. One thing that works for me are time limits; pencils up, pencils down. So: Fridays, write for 30 minutes; edit for 20 minutes max; and go whip up some images if necessary, like the big crappy hand below that's all meaningful and evocative because it's retro and zoomed-in. Post it, and leave it alone. Can I do that every Friday? Yes! Will I? Maybe! But I crave that simple continuity. For today, for absolutely no reason other than that it came unbidden into my brain, the subject will be Photoshop. (Do we have a process? We have a process. It is 11:39 and...) (May 13)

That Shaggy Feeling. Soon, orphans. (May 12)

Antilunchism, by Paul Ford. Snack trams. (May 11)

Tickler File Forever, by Paul Ford. I'll have no one to blame but future me. (May 10)

Time's Inverted Index, by Paul Ford. (1) When robots write history we can get in trouble with our past selves. (2) Search-generated, "false" chrestomathies and the historical fallacy. (May 9)

Bantha Tracks. (May 5)

The Moral Superiority of the Streetcar. (1) Long-form journalism fixes everything. (2) The moral superiority of the streetcar. (3) I like big bus and I cannot lie. (May 4)

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