All conferences should do this. We've done it for the past several years with Google I/O, (even live-streaming the sessions whenever we can), and it does wonders for both expanding the global reach and extending the longevity of these conferences, and it makes it possible for everyone to attend, regardless of whether they have a company footing the travel bill or can get tickets fast enough.
Just one more reason to love the Clojure community. Great work as always. Via Hacker News.
No, you can't.
Oddly symbolic don't you think?
"Hello Mr. Levy,
I just finished your book "Hackers". I had no idea you were a writer for "wired", totally cool! Great book by the way! I just wanted to stop by and say hello, show my appreciation and to apologize. I apologize for the fact that I did not purchase your book, hopefully you follow the "Hacker Ethic" as strongly as your have written about it. It was located in a collection of other books that I discovered on the internet. However if your ever in the Metro Detroit area please drop me an e-mail and I will buy lunch that day. Promise.
Thank you again for a great book!
Clearly by "apologizing" this dude realizes that an author might not appreciate his show of appreciation when it comes with an explanation that he got the book from a pirate site. ( I also suspect at one point he might have heard the distinction "free as in freedom, not free as in beer.") I'm not really bent out of shape that people might come across my book in this fashion, but I do think that if it had some impact on someone, just for karma's sake the impulse would be to make up for it by something like buying the book for a friend (or Dave's own library), buying another of my books, sending $ to charity, or simply vowing to do something along those lines at some point if Dave found himself flush.
I think even Dave suspects that it is highly unlikely that if I am in Detroit on travel I would schedule my day around having lunch with someone who cheerfully tells me he has plucked the fruits of my labor without leaving any pennies in the jar. Also, the grammar in his letter leads me to suspect that I might be confronted with something less that the wit of Noel Coward.
Should I write Dave back? What should I tell him? Or do some of you think think that he's behaving honorably?
For nearly a decade since the late 1970s artist Takanori Aiba worked as a maze illustrator for Japanese fashion magazine POPYE. The following decade he worked as an architect and finally in 2003 decided to merge the two crafts—the design of physical space and the drawing of labyrinths—into these incredibly detailed tiny worlds. Using craft paper, plastic, plaster, acrylic resin, paint and other materials Aiba constructs sprawling miniature communities that wrap around bonsai trees, lighthouses, and amongst the cliffs of nearly vertical islands.
Artist's website: http://www.tokyogoodidea.com/
More of Aiba’s work: http://www.flickr.com/photos/takanoriaiba/
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