Going on the Account: Not Spinning Tales Like They Used To

According to Variety, Anthony Zuiker, the creator of CSI, will be doing novels for Dutton where every five chapters you get a code to plug into a website to move the story forward there, something he’s trying to call “storytelling 2.0”  He says further in the piece:


“I personally don’t have the attention economy to read a 250-page crime novel from start to finish…  I realized that the way I’d like to consume a novel is to be rewarded every couple of chapters by seeing something visual that enhances the narrative.”


Well that’s great, isn’t it?  So how the hell to I rent a brigantine on my budget?

Going on the Account: The Successors of Woodes Rogers and Stephen Decatur

For everyone who is keeping up with the Modern Age of Piracy, the best source out there has to be the International Maritime Bureau’s webpage.  Among the more interesting features to find there are the Weekly Piracy Reports which both summarizes actions of note as well and detail general conditions among different regions around the world; and a Google Maps-based application that highlights reported activities, both successes and attempts.  According to this later feature there have been three noted actions in the Carib so far for 2008, which shows that some areas never really escape their reputation after all…