Life Inc: The Paperback

Here’s the cover for the paperback of Life Inc. Don’t get too excited, it’s not slated for release until January, so we’ll all have to make do with hard covers until then.

The book is in its sixth printing, which means there’s a nice, constant stream of interest in the ideas. I am planning some extremely strange media for when this edition comes out, so stay tuned for that. As for the title, we went with the original and a new subtitle. So the winners of the title contest and free books are the people who said to leave the title as it is! (I’ll email you when there’s a book to send.)

Believe it or not, the book I’m writing right now – Program or Be Programmed – will most likely be on the shelves before the Life Inc paperback. It’s going extremely well, though it’s the first time my writing process is being characterized by the way I can eliminate unnecessary ideas rather than the way a million related, parallel thoughts come into my head at any moment.

So it’s going to be a short book, which is probably perfect for our attention-deficit net-distracted culture. I’ve just moved the whole thing over to the writing program I use for comics, an outliney word processor called Scrivener which promotes more modular thought processes.

Also, got a number of great people volunteering to get this site in better shape. There are about six years of missing articles, and the last year or so of missing talks. We will have that up before P or B P comes out.

Finally, I’ve started an Institute, looking at memetics and society. It seems to be a better path than teaching at universities – at least for now. There will be some opportunities for study and work next year, but I have to get my book done first.