I’ve spent the last 10 or so years of my life observing, studying, and contemplating the vast changes that have occurred in Western society in the last 100 years. The industrial age really sent capitalistic economies into full swing, and what followed was an explosion of different technologies over the decades that have made our lives easier and more enjoyable.
I love tech. As a child of the 80’s, personal computers were my fascination. After being in the tech field for well over 20 years now, I’m starting to pay more attention to some of the negative effects technology can bring about. Poor posture, faster visual deterioration, and overall poor lifestyle habits are just some of them. It’s not just those tech people that suffer from ailments of technology either. Everyone is under the grasp of technology in some form or other. After delving into the overwhelming points that this topic can bring about, I thought, “Why not get the rest of the world involved?”
And here I am. Three and a half years later I’m still working on the second and third portions of The Essence series. They have actually been “complete” for a while, but I haven’t taken the time or made any special effort to get them off the draft screens and onto the market. Life happens. I still haven’t even made any real efforts in marketing the first book of the series yet. If one hasn’t been to this site or accidentally entered the exact title of the book into your search box on Amazon, you’ve likely never heard of it.
I have a confession. First of all, I need to take a break from the second book that I’m working on. Second, Quantum Disclosure was originally published in March. After a week of it being live (I hadn’t really done any marketing yet), a friend of mine notified me that I may want to have a look at the preview of the Book on Amazon. I was appalled to find that what I uploaded was not what I intended the public to see.
DRM – Digital Rights Management. We’ve all encountered it, right? In some form or another, this method of protection is an excellent idea. However, it just doesn’t work ; it can’t. Any time a mode of protection is applied to any medium (DVD’s, CD’s, Floppy Disks, files etc.) there is going to be a method to remove it or get around it. The only effective type of protection that I can think of at the moment would be code-based protection installed inside software (you know the xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxx-xxxxx type code that you enter when installing something? Then you have to ‘register’ online via server.) Some of the newer games that are designed to require a persistent server connection to even play the game is a good form of protection, but at what cost?. Oh well. Now we are getting into entire software package protection and that’s not really what this is about.
I wholeheartedly believe that everyone who intends to add reference material or information pertaining to current events worthy of reading online should have proper dates and times attached to those posts. I can’t count how many times I’ve referenced something online to find that there is no date nor time applied to the article. It’s bad enough that as a society we have pretty much accepted information without references. The Web has forced us all to also now accept not even knowing when something was written.