Legendary comics author and novelist Warren Ellis joins Matt Staggs for a conversation about the future that was, artificial intelligence, the Singularity, aliens (ancient and otherwise), the legacy of Hunter S. Thompson, porn and even a little bit about comic books. Tune in.
Please use the above link to recommend me some new Tumblrs to follow. All messages on this subject are considered private and won’t be published. You probably know what I like, by now, but by annoyingly not defining what I’m looking for, I hope to be surprised.
Mr. Ellis: Do you have an opinion on whether or not we'll ever see DRM-free ebooks as the industry standard? Do you think that would be a good thing? I, for one, would start buying many more ebooks--and a higher-quality ereader--if I knew my titles wouldn't be marooned on a single company's platform. (It probably goes without saying, but I don't pirate.) (Also, I tried Googling to see if you've commented on this before--couldn't find anything.) Thanks!
We’re pretty much down to the “what kind of socks do you wear / what is your opinion on the colour of the sky today” kind of question. While you can still message me privately using the Tumblr ask function, I think I’m done with answering general questions for a little while.
As far as this one goes: my opinion counts for nothing. My assumption is that DRM-free is inevitable, as it was in music, but that it’ll take a fairly long time, as with music. My current personal stance is that I assume I’m renting any large piece of digital content I pay money to a large stack for. Which may sound silly to some, but it means I don’t suffer the sudden anger and disappointments of others. And I do like my Kindle device and apps.
Are you going to try and attend any of the Olympic events in London this summer? I did buy GHOST MILK on your mention of it but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I know you've stated before only a casual interest in sports but was wondering what your general thoughts on the London Olympics?
I will continue to view Stratford as I always have done: through thick glass, on a moving train.
I like winter Olympic sports, like the luge. Nothing quite like seeing maniacs on metal trays ripping around an ice tunnel at eighty miles an hour. Now that’s a fucking sport. The only thing that could improve it would be if more lugers exploded on impact, an enhancement that I intend to bring up before the Olympic Committee for 2014.
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