Trekonomics on WIRED (article+podcast)
Dear backers, readers and friends,
I did a long interview with Dave Kirtley, the host of WIRED magazine’s Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. You can read the accompanying article here (and download the podcast);
There is more press and interviews coming out this week and the next. Stay tuned.
Finally, a photo shared by an old friend. Live long and prosper, little one:
More on Trekonomics at Time magazine
A quick update to let you know Time just published this piece by yours truly on their website: http://time.com/money/4330029/star-trek-robots-jobs/
You may read, comment and like on Trekonomics’ official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrekonomicsBook/ or @ me on Twitter (@trekonomics).
More coming soon, as publication date is approaching.
In the meantime,
Live Long, and Prosper
An interview of yours truly in Atlas Obscura
Dear friends, backers and readers of Trekonomics,
I had the chance to do an interview with Eric Grundhauser of Atlas Obscura (one of my favorite destination on the internets). The story gives a nice overview of the book’s general argument. Strangely enough, the article got picked up and condensed by the Onion’s AVClub (another most excellent online outlet). Wisely or not, the AVClub has a comments section, which promptly got populated by more than 700 comments. Read at your own peril!
In other news, the cover is finished and the book has been proof-read for the 100th time. Here is another sneak peek (a picture of the promotional galleys I just received).
The final book’s files are being sent to the printer on March 8. So this is it. The die is cast.
A reminder: for those who have not ordered Trekonomics and who would like to receive their own copy before everybody else, you can pre-order at Inkshares.
There are more articles and interviews forthcoming between now and May.
In the meantime, as usual,
Live Long and Prosper,
The mystery of the Marginal Revolution backer thickens. Here is a note I received from another backer after posting the last update :
From backer AG:
hmmm... they say the best way to get the correct answer on the internet is to post the wrong answer and wait for the correction. A corollary of this rule seems to apply to your search for the lone soul that discovered your book from marginal revolution. I do not mean to cast doubt upon my trek supporting brother in arms from the cold north and yet I too discovered your book from a marginal revolution post. Perhaps something was off during data collection, and I wouldn't put my own mis-click beyond possibility.
This is fantastic. Thank you AG.
And for the record, I would encourage anyone who is interested in economics to read Marginal Revolution every day. Along with Brad DeLong's blog, Marginal Revolution is probably the best economics website out there.
Until the next update,
Live long, and prosper,
Dear Trekonomics readers and followers,
I bought the Vulcan package and was hoping there was an option to put someone else's name instead of mine in the back as a gift. Any chance that can be updated? Looking forward to the book. 90% there.