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WritersUA 2014 Day 4: A community, not a crowd

This tweet best summarizes WritersUA this year: The #writersua crowd really feels like a COMMUNITY – not just a crowd. <3 — Karen Mulholland (@kemulholland) March 6, 2014 I believe that it’s not because we have the same type of job or suffer the same pain points. I think it’s because we have a clearer …

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WritersUA 2014 Day 3: “What do I do now?”

Another benefit of coming to WritersUA is that it’s helping me write my new novel, Amiga. There’s a scene where my narrator is looking at Workbench, the Amiga user interface, for the first time. He is perplexed when he looks at the screen. (Keep in mind that this happens in 1985 when windows and icons …

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An iPad…in 1991?

Ever had an idea that was ahead of its time? Or if you went ahead with it, it might have been revolutionary? This is the case of a memo I wrote in 1991. At the time, I worked in the Technical Publications department at AST in Irvine, California. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, …

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What is good technology? — Part III, or why I got a Mac

When I first started shopping for a replacement to my aging Dell laptop, it was almost a foregone conclusion: I would get another Windows laptop. I have been using Microsoft Windows for 20 years and invested a lot in software and data. However, I was getting tired of buying disposable laptops that last three years …

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