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Re: [Sii] The Parables of Wintermute


You are most welcome.

I think that by ‘hard-cover’ I really just meant a physical copy. However, paper or hard-back is of no consequence to me. :)  Either way, I am up for helping cover the cost for physical copies of the book. It is the least I can do for this team, as I have been unable to contribute in other ways (and have the means to contribute this way).


From: SII 
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 11:14 AM
To: tenach 
Cc: Synthetic Intellect Institute ; Wintermute Development ; Wintermute Psychology 
Subject: 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:


  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 
  Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 11:04 AM
  To: Synthetic Intellect Institute ; Wintermute Development ; Wintermute Psychology 
  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)



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