Thursday, June 12, 2008

Two things about this Cory Doctorow interview really struck me. The first was this quote:
"Garth Nix, whom I saw in Australia at the National Australian Science Fiction Convention in Brisbane, said 'The state of adolescence is the state of jumping off a cliff over and over again, and trusting that you're going to land safely.' Doing all these things where you don't and can't know what the outcome is going to be. One day, you're someone who's never told a lie of consequence, and then you're someone who has. One day, you're someone who's never done something noble for a friend, and then you're someone who has. And it's irrevocable, and it's unknowable when you do it."
And the second was when he complained about a plot point in Iron Man revolving around a mainframe, and how mainframes are so old-tech. Well, yeah. But Stark Industries is a weapons manufacturer that's been around for decades. Of course they have problems with legacy systems. Duh.

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