Technology Marches On
Thanks a lot for that Snow Crash book. It's kind of funny that you sent it when you did because I'd just finished reading as interesting article about the second life virtual reality world in a magazine called Wired. The article mentioned that book and how the second life thing was a pretty close example of the Metaverse in Snow Crash -- written what -- 15 years ago? Have you checked out this second life deal? Do you need VR goggles and stuff to go into it? I didn't really get most of how it worked, but it sounded kind of neat.
This magazine, Wired, that I've been getting from a buddy of mine has a lot of cool shit in it. Gadgets and stuff coming up in all sorts of different fields. I was reading about a treatment that they're developing for cancer (breast cancer, I think) called microbubbles, that they can use to target only cancer cells instead of teasing up the whole body like the chemo is doing to Kevin. How cool is that?! I don't understand the details of 90% of the stuff I'm reading, and I'm going to be completely lost when I get out, but hopefully I'll pick it all up quick. Of course, being able to use cutting edge computer programs like Excel 2003 at work will help keep me up to date. (I nearly choked on my own sarcasm for a second there!)
Anyways, that's still 20 months away. How's everything going with you? The pictures and blogs that Mom's been sending me off your website are great. Especially enjoyed the "Rules of Sid."
Not much is going on for me in here. I'm looking forward to actually having a little time to go outside this summer since I stopped making cards. I do one or two caricatures a week, but I just got burnt out making the same cards over and over again. At least the caricatures are all different and fun to do. I've also been running, doing abs class, and just started yoga -- so I'm keeping pretty busy. That's why it's taken me 3 days to write this extremely short letter. Well, that and the fact that not much worth writing about goes on here. In fact, I'm about out of stuff to say.
Thanks again for the book -- it was a good read. Hope everything is going good for you out there.