Thursday, December 17, 2009

Unboxing of Daniel Suarez' "FreedomTM" advance reading copy

I was very excited to finally the ARC Daniel Suarez had the generosity to send me, so I just had to make my first unboxing video (definition of unboxing). Well, I opened the box before, so it's a bit faked, but my excitement is not! Check it out:

I guess receiving a galley implies some obligation to read and review it or something. I will do that as soon as possible, hopefully by when FreedomTM is released publicly in January. In the meantime, check out also my other blog posts about Daemon and my collection of great bookmarks on it.

Thanks by the way go to my friend Björn Falkevik who showed me the simplicity and charm of Bambuser. It's not like we all expect to get hundreds of live viewers of our opinion diarrea, but in situations like this it's nice that anyone can have it accessible and I'm particularly excited about the nice integration with twitter and recently to have live broadcasts directly to facebook. Not to mention the implications of having accessible live video streamed to the world when otherwise you could be forced to surrender your recording... ouch :-)


Heidi Park said...

I definitely want to read Daemon after watching your unboxing of FreedomTM screencast. I've heard many good things about this book, but I'm not an IT person-far from it. You answered my question about whether or not the story was accessible to the everyday person. Do you, by chance, know if it is sold in Tallinn in English?

Carl-Johan Sveningsson said...

That's so cool! I would recommend it to your boyfriend, but didn't realize your interest could be caught too! It is absolutely accessible, only here and there is some details about how hacks are done, and there's a sex-deprived nerd-friendly chapter maybe, but this is much outshone by the brilliance of the vision it in my opinion gives.

Can't find it in Estonia, but I have one copy circulating... probably with Cathy still, maybe you can have that, or it's available on Amazon in hardcover or paperback: