Archive January 2010
As we drove to the waterfall
through the hardscrabble Rajasthani land, all scrub, desert, barren hills, the
road passed through small villages. In between were stone fences snaking toward
the distant hills.
My guide, Mr. Ajit, sat upfront
with the driver, and as we came up on a mini-bus with a couple of men riding on
top, he’d half turn in his seat, “That’s India.” A few minutes we tailgated a
van packed with passengers, two men balanced on the back bumper, holding on for
dear life. “That’s India,” Mr. Ajit said. The more squalid, inconvenient, and
crazy, the happier it seemed to make Mr. Ajit. As it reinforced his view, that I
was not receiving some burnished image of the true India.
The Edge has asked many experts, scholars,
artists, and thinkers to address the question: HOW IS THE INTERNET
CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK?
The upshot of the many different takes on the
question comes down to a discussion of the nature of thinking, the processes
involved, the evolution of the brain, the relationship of neurons. Basically,
the most honest correspondents conclude that we are in still in the dark ages
when it comes to the way or ways we think.http://www.internationalcrimeauthors.com/
Since 1985 I’ve had 21
novels published. That seems a lot. But it would be two years work for someone
like Georges Simenon.
According to Wikipedia (you see I had to check back online) “Simenon was one of
the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80
pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several
autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written
under more than two dozen pseudonyms.”
Read more: http://www.internationalcrimeauthors.com/