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Old 08-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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What does George R.R. Martin and Android have in common?

Yeah I don't know either but apparently Google thinks they do.

Google interviewed George R.R. Martin for their Authors@Google series

They've even made a special shirt for this event image below.



I'm such a nerd, I actually want one of those shirts (link)

Apparently he is also uses an ereader here is a quote from the text

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After the talk, I was able to chat with Martin a little about ebooks. The author says he carries his e-reader with him now whenever he travels, whereas in the past, he would incur overweight baggage charges because of the 10 or more physical books he would inevitably bring along. But he was also concerned that digital piracy might do to the book industry what it did to the music industry.

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Old 08-12-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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But he was also concerned that digital piracy might do to the book industry what it did to the music industry.
Increase sales?
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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Increase sales?
Help prop up an industry in decline?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #5
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They both like lemon cakes and turtles?
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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They both like lemon cakes and turtles?
I'm thinking George likes lemon cakes a little more... that's just my guess.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:11 AM   #7
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I don't know... turtles can be quite fattening.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:28 AM   #8
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I'm wildly curious as to what ebook reader he uses!
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I'm wildly curious as to what ebook reader he uses!
Considering that he writes his novels using Wordstar on a Commodore64 (and no, I'm not making that up at all), I doubt he uses an ereader.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:32 PM   #10
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Considering that he writes his novels using Wordstar on a Commodore64 (and no, I'm not making that up at all), I doubt he uses an ereader.
Considering he stated in the interview that he does, I would say that he does use an e-reader.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:35 PM   #11
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Considering he stated in the interview that he does, I would say that he does use an e-reader.
That's just good P.R.
He may own one, but I'll never believe he actually uses it to read entire novels.
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Considering that he writes his novels using Wordstar on a Commodore64 (and no, I'm not making that up at all), I doubt he uses an ereader.
And the problem with that is??? If something works fine for you then why change it until you have to? "If it ain't broke then don't fix it" and "KISS" are still valid especially in this case when an author is more concerned with getting words on screen/paper than using the latest "Gee whiz" that doesn't contribute a thing to the writing process...

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Considering that he writes his novels using Wordstar on a Commodore64 (and no, I'm not making that up at all), I doubt he uses an ereader.
I wish I'd kept my C-64 around-loved that computer!
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And the problem with that is??? If something works fine for you then why change it until you have to? "If it ain't broke then don't fix it" and "KISS" are still valid especially in this case when an author is more concerned with getting words on screen/paper than using the latest "Gee whiz" that doesn't contribute a thing to the writing process...
The problem is the extra custom conversion process necessary to get it into a format that the publisher can even begin to work with.

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I wish I'd kept my C-64 around-loved that computer!
I still have one that works.
It was fun the last time I hooked it up, but that warm, nostalgic glow tends to wear off quickly.
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I still have one that works.
It was fun the last time I hooked it up, but that warm, nostalgic glow tends to wear off quickly.
But that isn't George's problem, it's the publisher's... George isn't some new author desperate to get into print, he's a successful long time author of many books... if the pub doesn't like how he presents his work, tough, they want to keep him on their lists... it'd be disastrous for a new author to try using many years old tech in this way but if George is happy then so are his publishers...

I've still got a C128 which I got to replace a C64... occasionally handy when someone digs up an antique CP/M disk...
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