Zero Calvin was published in November of 2003. In it, I describe a cellphone-like piece of electronic gear, but one that is much smaller and is surgically implanted behind the ear. They are called PCs (short for Personal Communicators) and they work in conjunction with Display Lenses to form the core user interface to the Ariel System (part Internet, part artificially intelligent pro-active search engine). Here is how I described them in the book: Continue reading
I ran across a Japanese proverb the other day that provides an interesting take on the good and bad events of our lives. The saying goes:
ningen banji, saiou ga uma
(Check out my Easy-Peasy Japanese Pronunciation Guide)
Which is translated something like “All human affairs are like Saiou’s horse”. Personally, I would translate it as “All Humans: Saiou is a horse” but I’m sure I’m wrong about that. Continue reading
Here are some little tidbits about Zero Calvin that you might find interesting. I will add more as I think of them.
- Although Calvin regained consciousness on April 3rd, he was actually revived on April 1st (April fools day). Chapter 8 (page 17) has the two needed clues to put that together.
- Ever really looked at the cover to Zero Calvin? Look at the lenses. There is an image reflecting on them. Calvin’s hands!