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Speculations

Various imaginary tales.

1
Heat Effect
It looked as if it would be hot forever.
Saturday, June 30, 2001
2
The McKee Recursion
An academic curiosity, prepared by the author immediately after sending out his graduate school application.
Thursday, January 16, 2003
3
Selections from My Name is Blanket, © 2046 Blanket Jackson
Pop star Michael Jackson's son Blanket has already made headlines because of the bidding war for his story, with //300 million new credits paid by Sony House for audio, film, 3v, interactive, game, expert system, and prose rights. While the book won't be released until next month (except for privilege copies for the Masters), we were able to secure several tantalizing preview sections. Read on!
Monday, February 10, 2003
4
The Inevitable Essay
I used to live in New York. No more. I moved to LA, where the post-nuclear plague is even worse, in some ways
Monday, May 3, 1999
5
Thenar Crease
A poorly realized science fiction idea.
Friday, January 7, 2000
6
Voice of the Future
Thinking 'puters!
Tuesday, February 1, 2000
7
Speculation: ReichOS
In which I rip off Phil K. Dick, and ask, indirectly: if the Nazis had won, would we have Linux?
Thursday, December 14, 2000
8
Real Empires Ship

The quality of heaviness.
Monday, January 8, 2007
9
Moving Backwards
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
10
Google Narratives
For some reason, Google continues to obsess me, occasionally, and I've written about it several times, enough to create a container.
Thursday, March 15, 2001
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