I was going to wait to do anything science fiction thread, for when I finished this current collection “fictional non-ficton essays about Open Blogging and 3D printed crocs.”
But I decided I couldn’t wait.
How many people here who write science fiction, like inventing the technology used in your stories?
I have this love affair with networking alternatives that are off-grid, and put the physical social life back into human connections: I like to call them biological/digital integration networks, and having ways of syncing things online, while keeping the security of Sneakernet.
This ended up with me creating this tool, that allows for network file sharing, then only presents the web page, after booting up local host. The internet only used to share the files, but you view the web page on your own computer.
It’s not quite the “Email over thumb drives, sent through postal mail” I envisioned, but it has its own uses.
But I find in writing, a lot of the idea, just don’t translate well from my head to the page: it’s like trying to speak Lojban to a Japanese speaker.