I was writing about my brother yesterday. Just on the odd chance, I looked him up on the net. He's there. Among his other interests, science fiction was a strong contender for his time.and attention. He actually wrote two short stories that he sold to Galaxy magazine. They're still there! I mean, they are there under Galaxy as well as under his name, available as short e-reads from Amazon. Amazing. He would be so pleased.
Well, that's a kind of immortality, isn't it?
The world-wide-web really is fantastic. Who needs to be a polymath these days if one has access to a computer (and WiFi)? I have a friend who just discovered YouTube and he's spending all his time watching old I Love Lucy episodes and following his eclectic interests across cyberspace. But oh, the time it takes. I used to spend hours and hours playing computer solitaire games. I made a vow when I got my latest one that I would not open a game, and I haven't, but there are other temptations and distractions to lure me on and away from work. One must be strong.