Monday, September 14, 2009

a brief history of me getting published, birth of the author

for a more general and reliable explanation of how human ingenuity produced the cult of publishing and the accompanying celebrity that surrounds those who are successful in the enterprise heretofore mentioned check out wikipedia or something. The following is merely a collection of rumours, distorted facts and personal opinion...

32,000 years ago or thereabouts some troglodytes draw on a cave wall. No one knows why.

For a long time: no new developments.

Circa 3000BCE Block printing pops up etc.

Medieval priests and stuff hand copy stuff. Let's get to the good stuff.

During the 1450's Gutenberg invents movable type. Now we're talking. The People learn to read. Catholicism begins to lose it's hold in the west.

Around the 18th century the modern novel is invented. Entrepreneurs begin publishing and make bundles of money off of the work of the authors.

December 25th, 1990, Tim Berners-Lee invents the internet. Big development.

July 25th, 2004 SkyNet achieves sentience.

Sometime in the not-too-distant future Web 1.0 becomes Web 2.0 The People start publishing W(ever)TF they want. I am one of those people.

Today, you read this.

And that's the story of how I got published...

next how the universe brought about my existence.


Anonymous said...

So do u think you'll do Nanowrimo this year?

Loren said...