I've been thinking lately it might be fun to self-publish and then release one of these books into the world, on a train or a ferry or a park bench, when the mood strikes. Does anyone really write, or paint, or make music, in order to become rich or famous? Most of us do these things because we gain something immeasurable from the process of making. Well maybe some people want money and fame, but I'm not one of them. I think it would be more interesting to create something and see if anyone else enjoyed it. Suzanne has written something similar on her latest blog post. I 've thought quite a lot about copyright and decided that for most of us it has no meaning. We cheerfully burn CDs, tape movies, pirate software and buy Shanghai ripoffs without a thought for the originators of all this work. So why not contribute our share of creative capital to the swirl. I learned two new words at a Conference in Sydney last month:
the exocortex - all of the material on the Internet, available to our brain, but not of it until we're ready to access it
infovores - that is, as well as being carnivores and herbivores, human beings are infovores
Two words just waiting to be put to further use!