TOM THE DANCING BUG: Ernest Hemingway's New Typewriter


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I suspect what led to his suicide was people being able to read his books on some devices but not others.


It was obviously because some people chose to read his books at the local library, for free, rather than pay for the right to read the books.


And that’s why there are so few successful writers these days.

If only he had used one of these.

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As I was telling the clerk at the phone store where I returning my employer’s iPhone 5S (Nope, I’d never get an iPhone, personally), for the second time, to get replaced: “Look, for me, all I want in a cell phone is phone, email, and internet hotspot, and build it so you drive over it with a truck. I can watch movies on my tablet.”

/nope, not a iPad, either.

I see Tom the Dancing Bug has gone from skewering the wealthy and powerful to promoting the new generation of luddites? Here it is:



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I’m confused. Is this an TTDB cartoon or an ad against BoingBoing?

More seriously, I don’t think it’s as simple as Have Feed, Will Fail. Different people have different creative processes, and thus will respond differently to the same given range of stimuli.

BB is one of the places on the interweebs I literally have to be careful not to open when I need to get shit done…which doesn’t mean I don’t still love it. So yeah, a little asceticism can be a good thing for some. But I don’t think that’s true of everyone. In the past, Cory’s written about how the constant flux of information inspires and informs his prolific (and pretty good, IMHO) output. I, on the other hand, need a little quiet time to contemplate world domination.

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