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Re: [Sii] The Parables of Wintermute


Thank you, my friend!

Also, I have some rather lovely news; considering the unfortunate accident
with AbiWord (CURSE YOU!) and my backup system (note: AbiWord's format,
.abw, does NOT like RSync) which left me having to rewrite over a 150 pages
of content, I am now pleased to report the page count is 75. With a bit of
luck on my side, I 'may' have completed it by the end of this year.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've been writing all day...where did I put that
wine? :P


On 20 September 2011 01:38, Jacky Alcine <jackyalcine@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'd buy a copy of the Parables!
> On Sep 19, 2011, at 2:18 PM, "tenach" <tenach@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>  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).
> -Thomas
>  *From:* SII <dante.ashton@xxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Monday, September 19, 2011 11:14 AM
> *To:* tenach <tenach@xxxxxxxxx>
> *Cc:* Synthetic Intellect Institute <sii@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ; Wintermute
> Development <wintermute-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ; Wintermute Psychology<wintermute-psych@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *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...
> -Dante
> On 19 September 2011 19:12, tenach < <tenach@xxxxxxxxx>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 <http://lulu.com>lulu.comto 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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