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After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley

By Quigley following x   2017 Dec 25, 4:54pm 1,490 views   6 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

So I’m an audible addict. Just a confession I guess. And I bought this audiobook pretty much based on the preamble which broke nearly every rule of selling fiction I ever heard of. Listen to it yourself for free at this handy link I have provided. What do you think of this book? I’m especially interested in the opinions of Silicon Valley denizens (of which there are more than a few) on this website. I was both highly entertained and also stimulated by the vast world-altering ideas expressed in this novel. Hint: has a LOT of attention paid to True AI and also social networking beyond Facebook and Instagram. Anyone already read this one? At the risk of starting a book club, I’d rate this one as required reading for anyone in the tech industry.

https://mobile.audible.com/pd/Fiction/After-On-Audiobook/B06ZZXC8VJ?ref=msw_search_c1_0_1_AL #literature
1   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2017 Dec 25, 7:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That audio peaked my interest.
But I already know: Shit happened & will happen.
If I read it,it could ruin a surprise.
2   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2017 Dec 25, 7:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Maybe some shit doesn't have to happen!
3   Patrick   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 27, 9:36pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Thanks @Quigley I do love to read about Silicon Valley, having been in it for a long time. It's fun to read about places and companies I know, and people I may have met.

I'll find a paper copy though!
4   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Dec 27, 10:20pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The guy also has a podcast on Apple podcasts, where he interviews different tech insiders on tech subjects.
Didn't read the SF novel but listened to some of them and they are interesting.
5   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2017 Dec 27, 11:05pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Musta been a Twilight Zone fan, with the Rod Serling-esque grabber. 50 shades of excellent paranoid fantasy?
6   komputodo   ignore (0)   2017 Dec 28, 6:26am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'll wait until they drop the version narrated by Hillary with her sexy voice and its available as a torrent.

The Housing Trap
You're being set up to spend your life paying off a debt you don't need to take on, for a house that costs far more than it should. The conspirators are all around you, smiling to lure you in, carefully choosing their words and watching your reactions as they push your buttons, anxiously waiting for the moment when you sign the papers that will trap you and guarantee their payoff. Don't be just another victim of the housing market. Use this book to defend your freedom and defeat their schemes. You can win the game, but first you have to learn how to play it.
115 pages, $12.50

Kindle version available

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