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With all the Facebook-hate and Ello-soufflé, it's time to give Diaspora a proper try.

 

Using the #wgb tag, we can have threads and pretty much do everything we do here... with a much cleaner interface.

 

This blog post has a brief history of the network, and explains how hashtags work :

https://earthandspirit.livejournal.com/38361.html

 

This is pretty good too:

http://www.dailydot.com/techno...ok-battle-of-social/

 

Pods are the only part I find confusing about Diaspora.

A pod is where you log in and where your data is stored, without any impact on who you can interact with.

 

For instance, I have registered with this French pod, hosted by a reputable company: https://framasphere.org/i/981580472e8e

Heavyboots registered on a different pod, but can still see my posts and vice versa.

So, pick a pod and join us. (please do, because I can only chat about mountain bikes and deserts for so long )

 

(if we end up migrating there for good, we can start talking about hosting our own pod)

 

Thanks to Kradlum for tweeting, first event I'm aware of

 

London signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore

Monday, November 24, 2014

13:00-14:00

179 Shaftesbury Avenue

London WC2H 8JR

 

 

 

The first four chapters from THE PERIPHERAL are now available on the William Gibson website here: 

http://williamgibsonbooks.com/...ripheral_excerpt.asp. Enjoy!

 

 

Insight Editions won't say yet when their less-expensive (non-Sideshow) version streets, but for now have look at this, would you?

 

I contributed to its creation — thus, this post.

 

Sample (art by John Mullaney, friend of mine with DK cred):

 

 

 

 

VANCOUVER
Thursday, October 23 at 10:00
AM
Saturday, October 25 at 10:30 AM
Vancouver International Writers
Festival

http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/2014/tickets

 

TORONTO
Saturday, November 15, 1:00 PM
Toronto
Book Fair
Metro Toronto Convention Center
Inspire! Main Stage
https://www.microspec.com/tix1....cfm?code=BOOKFAIR14

 

I suppose I could have updated the US Tour thread to read North American tour, but here's the place to post all pictures and reflections from the Canadian events. I've added all of the dates to the Calendar, so feel free to RSVP.

 

I know many of you are already well aware of the new book, THE PERIPHERAL, coming on 10/28/14 and have already been discussing it in various forums. I just wanted to set up a dedicated place for discussion specific to the book for those who might be looking for one. Everyone at Putnam is excited for the publication and appreciate all your continued support and enthusiasm for William Gibson. Less than two months to go!

 

I wanted to talk and think about this guy. Mork was all coked up but as he got older he got wiser. Dead poets was right. 

 

So I've started a new Fantasy Football league for the WGB here. Hopefully we can get enough people in to play. I'm looking for at least an 8 person league populated entirely by WGB members. If you are interested, please leave a message here or email me at eric.cardwell@gmail.com and an invite will be coming asap!

 

It's happening!