Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!



Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

maya A few more (1244 comments)

A couple that aren't usually thought of as sci-fi but would be if they were publiished today: "Utopia" by Thomas More, and Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". As far as more modern books go, one of my favorites, for it's great plotting and incredibly prescient imagining of an information web, is "Shockwave Rider", by John Brunner.

more than 2 years ago

Large Hadron Collider is a Time Machine?

maya Re:Testable! (332 comments)

About 13.75 billion years ago, actually.

more than 3 years ago

What Was Your First Computer?

maya Processor Tech Sol 20 (1485 comments)

Bought my first memory expansion card - 16K board (with about 16K chips on it!) - from Godbout Electronics for $385. Used Michael Shrayer's Electric Pencil, which doubled my productivity as a writer (all supsequent productivity increases have added perhaps another 40%). Learned to program in Z80 Assembler; BASIC was second language. Tom Pittman's Tiny BASIC loaded from cassette tape, was full-featured integer BASIC with integrated program editor, that ran in 5K memory. Bought it in 1978; founded WBK ad agency in '79 (by that time, computer had been upgraded with 2 8" floppy disk drives); switched to Heath/Zenith Z89 a year or so later; by 1991, when I sold out, we had 75 Macs networked, all under control of one guy who spent 25% of his time on net management and the rest doing graphic design.


more than 8 years ago


maya hasn't submitted any stories.


maya has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?