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Graham Whittaker
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I am ashamed. There is nothing more I can say.
Australia is now known around the world as the most inhumane, the most uncaring and the most selfish of all the wealthy countries, former prime minister Malcolm Fraser has declared.
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Can anyone tell me about a website called IDoc.co which (in my case) illegally allows complete ebooks to be read free of charge? Warning, it's full of ad clicks and heaps of scarily scammy looking curser hovering ads to purchase books with similar titles to your own. I did not upload my last novel to this site. Can't find any way to actually communicate with them. (They simply do not answer demands to take it down.) I don't actually want to name the book or provide a link to it on that site here because let's face it, it's a 440 page literary novel available in print and for sale as an ebook. Yet this bunch think they can just deny me my income. Yes they even allow you to download it!  I don't have the kind of money it takes to sue, and they are effectively stealing my royalties by surrounding it with ads, and selling product around my product without one red cent coming to me. Help!
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I hadn't realised this was up here. Never been promoted or anything. So thought I would let you all know. BTW they did not list the two major sellers. BOOKLOCKER.COM  and AMAZON.
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Now we lose our human rights and freedoms "trading freedom and rights for security". Australia has much more to come, and unless we protest we are impotent to act.
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I've recently been inundated with email from websites asking me to join their pay what you want networks. I am somewhat skeptical about this method of selling. Of course there are some things that ...
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I'm working on a story plot and don't have the tech knowledge I need. I'd like to write this one with others. Setting: This world in no more than four years time (say, 2016) Title: The Portal. Premise: Female US President (was search engine CEO) announces: "My fellow World Citizens.  In recent years, the curse of terrorism, privacy, identity theft, computer viruses, and cyber bullying have made our world more dangerous than ever before.  It has been my role since becoming the President, to protect not just this great country, the United States, but the entire world.
Technology can save us, but abuse of technology can destroy us just as easily.
Today, when you turn on your computer you will see the familiar FBI badge. It is the badge of PROTECTION.  No matter where you live, in the USA, Britain, Europe,... the entire western world, you now have secure access to YOUR interweb through a single portal. From today you will no longer need to fear that your identity will be stolen, that your children will be bullied, that terror can be thrust into your living rooms in the guise of seemingly innocuous web pages. Welcome citizens, fellow Americans and free people of the world, to THE PORTAL. ..."
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I imagine a certain ambiguity. The year is 2016 July 20th. The day Neil Armstrong said "One small step... a giant leap" The President is Stella Marris, ex Ceo of the biggest tech company in the world... Bravo. Bravo has absorbed all other tech companies via buyouts, agreements, and partnerships. I think the President actually believes that The Portal is the greatest force for good (or does she?) With one small device similar to a cell phone, anyone can simply log in to the portal. Home computers, cell phones, etc are turned in, and everyone receives this small device. It is NOT compulsory.  If you elect to take this device and return all your computers, cell phones etc, you are guaranteed everything totally free. NO cell phone charges, free books, movies, no ISP fees, EVERYTHING is free (except normal shopping) Business can have their online shops, free of identity theft. Customers can shop without worry about viruses, worms, or phishing.  Authors, movie makers, artists, bloggers etc are paid for their accessed content. No software to buy. The savings for every individual who commits to The Portal are astronomical. And you are safe. No cyber bullying, no terrorists or scammers, no fraud or theft. It all sounds wonderful. BUT ....

I think that those for, and those against The Portal are equally valid. I don't know who is good, who is bad, OR if it is as black and white as that. I believe (personally) that in the relatively near future THE PORTAL will come into being. This story is intended to be an exploration of the good and bad, and questioning WHAT IS FREEDOM?  I want writers! I will post the first chapter on my blog in the next few days. Anyone wanting to write a chapter PLEASE contact me.
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I'm not going to post a picture as seems to be the 'way' of things, because this is about words.

" In the days when it was a wealthy privilege to read and write, the poor went out to self educate so that they could read, and experience the world. They spent sparse funds on books to help them to see the worlds of imagination. They used the written word to communicate with others and to document events. They examined their imaginations and profited from it. 
Not even a century ago the internet came along and with it a generation who believed it a right to demand all content for nothing. Authors and writers still wrote for the entertainment of others and still they published their books. More and more people began to write books, many of which were very bad indeed. No one wanted their books because those writers had not educated themselves, or been educated enough to understand that even language has rules. Instead, writers and authors who relied upon their use of the written word found that those words were stolen, read, and passed on without one cent of remuneration. Those people were no longer looked up to and respected as educated people whose every day work was to spin thrilling, wild, and imaginative tales. 
Before the year 2100 no one wrote books to feed themselves and their children anymore. No one wrote scripts for movies. No one philosophized or thought widely upon the world. Everything was free. Everything was on the internet and over time great works were no longer created. All that was left was a miasma of unoriginal thought, tweeted, twittered, and socially spread through the airwaves. 
Civilizations decayed, everything became free because no person had money to purchase anything. The ultimate truth was that the human race atrophied. Instead of releasing people from slavery and corporate greed the specie enslaved itself. Enslaved to never ending, ever burgeoning, greed. 
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And then came the sunbursts. Within a mere 8 minutes of world history all electronic communication died. 
The riots began 8 minutes later, so demanding had the species become that they no longer even understood the words patience, tolerance, or stoicism. "What do we want?" The shout went up. And came the reply "The Internet!" "When do we want it?" "NOW!"
Though there was no need to fight for bread and water, still they looted, no one wondering why, since everything had always been free. Governments, the providers of everything to all people fell and there were no replacements, since communication had completely stalled except for the loudest voice in the quietest street. The robot factories that made the food and shoes were the only workers. Robots repaired their own, and any man, woman or child caught making goods by hand, and growing food were confined to camps in which they could do no more harm. Now the robots too were destroyed in a multitudinous fit of pique.  Millions died in that last Great War. A war with no sides, no Generals, no leaders.
And then one day in a quiet part of the world, where internet had never been, where the tiny Kingdom of Butan existed, high in the mountains, sealed away from a world that not very long ago had laughed at their antiquity, one small child said to another. "If I make you a picture will you give me some food?"
And so it began...... 
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RIP Doc Neeson. The Angels in Heaven the new album? Rock on up there Doc
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The new book of short stories is out now. It's only on ebook at the moment. Might put it into dead tree format later. Ever tried PICKING UP PEAS WITH CHOPSTICKS.
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Today I have seen only one post on the events of July 20th 1969.
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I'm a writer wanting to discuss ebook reading, and ebook creation especially. I am beginning to understand that the internet had become a mirror of our society and really do not like the reflection. I am an optimist. I KNOW things are going to get worse. This is my personal gadget review place. Pretty boring I love my work in spite of the fact that my income is now only 19% of what I earned in 1982. Writing is now below the level of vagrancy.
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Once, in the navy I won a fishing competition pulling in a 60lb Groper. The prize was a fabulous and huge cake lovingly crafted with an icing sugar Blue Marlin, white icing, and marzipan. The officers mess got the groper, my messmates scoffed the cake before I could even get a picture. But they did leave me a slice and a thank you not. HMS Phoebe communications mess 1967, you know who you are!! Busted.
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