I have not written a word about software development for two days, yesterday and today. Instead I have been doing work on the novel. I posted Chapter Twenty-One today, at the usual location, http://SocialTechNovel.SocialTechnology.ca/ — it does work, I think. But more interesting than that, I have tried to keep my timeframe accurate and figure out where the novel is going, before writing too much. I have now some very brief sketches for Chapters Twenty-Two up to Chapter Twenty-Eight, which looks like it might be the last chapter. I don’t know how long a book that will be when it is all done. It’s hard to say. Not very long. It might get a bit longer, but only if I stretch out the last two chapters into four. That would bring an end at Chapter Thirty, and since I have been posting a chapter a day, the novel will be have been finished in almost exactly one month. Printed out in book form, I imagine it would be short, more of a novella, about 120 pages in length. I might revise it, going over it from the start — probably should. That will probably make it longer, but not much longer. (A great change for a guy who usually turns huge monster novels.) When it is finished, I will format it nicely and put it into a single PDF file for downloading. — dpw
I continue to use the clickable image below, though it dates from a time when I naively ignored the dangers of Social Technology.
Like all truly advanced technology, these solutions to social problems will involve a lot of math, but must not require users to have special knowledge or skills. Programmers are invited to help with the development of open source libraries for applied social mathematics.
Non-technical accounts of all these topics as well as accessible accounts of the underlying math are on the front pages of a network of associated websites.
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