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Re: [Sii] The Parables of Wintermute


Thank you, my friend.

And strangely, your kind words promote me to write again...

Oh, and you would prefer hard-cover? Those are always a tad more expensive
then paperback :-/

Excuse me, AbiWord is calling my name...

On 19 September 2011 19:12, tenach <tenach@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>   Hello,
> This is something that I would enjoy in PDF, but would also buy a hardcopy
> to put up on my shelf. If cost for publishing this in hard-cover would be an
> issue, I am willing to help alleviate that problem (as in, I would love to
> help put funds toward seeing this in the physical world).
> -Thomas “Tenach” Martin
>  *From:* SII <dante.ashton@xxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Monday, September 19, 2011 11:04 AM
> *To:* Synthetic Intellect Institute <sii@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ; Wintermute
> Development <wintermute-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ; Wintermute Psychology<wintermute-psych@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject:* [Sii] The Parables of Wintermute
> Hello all.
> Considering the size of Wintermute, and the seemingly short time I have
> left on this planet, I have taken the advice of a few members and have
> started writing a book containing my ideas about the system, short stories
> depicting it in various circumstances and articles on related topics. It
> would be wrong to think it's a step-by-step guide on how to build the system
> (there are still a lot of obstacles we need to overcome ourselves) it's more
> of a design document which happens to cover the history of AI, philosophy,
> and a few techniques.
> What I'd like to know is: what format would you kind folks like it in?
> I can easily produce an e-book for free; we already have hosting and the
> bandwidth to download it (before you ask, the book in this form will be free
> of cost) and I have the tools to both produce a pdf and epub (and most other
> formats)
> I can also use a self-publishing service like lulu.com to provide a
> printed copy; but that would cost both me and whomever wanted to buy it (and
> I'm afraid I'd have to tack on a bit more on the price to cover the expenses
> of self-publishing then just the publishers cost of manufacture)
> Finally, I could provide an audio-book; but that, understandably, would
> take time. (and, if anyone is interested in this format, I don't suppose you
> know a good tool to help with it's creation?)
> I would like the book to be free of cost in any form, but in the printed
> version, I simply don't have the resources to pay for a number of books to
> be printed :/
> I expect the book, when completed, to number a couple of hundred pages
> (which I was hoping would be this year, but due to a royal bugger-up
> concerning AbiWord screwing things up and my backups not updated often
> enough, will probably be the middle of next year)
> Thoughts?
> -Dante
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