Saturday, 28 March 2015

Ripples … 

OK … 

I was going to write this post, briefly and quickly, on my phone.

As you may or MAY not realise, I‘ve a new phone: a Sony Xperia E1.

It’s a nice little phone: one I’ve downloaded a basic writing app for, as well as the Blogger app.

In the vague expectation of writing something on the proverbial go, for Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar.

Quite WHAT, I don’t know.   But I’d think of something, no doubt.

But frankly … ?

Well, the version of Android on my phone — Kitkat, apparently — is broadly similar enough to iOS to be reassuring to me.

But different enough to be bloody awkward.

I couldn’t work out how to select ALL the text I’d written, in order to transfer it to the Blogger app, in other words!


Now doubt I’ll have that worked out by the time I seriously need to use it as a mobile option.

Either that … or I’d’ve saved up enough to finally buy an iPhone!

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, I thought I’d let everyone know about something I noticed in my local branch of Sainsburys, today.

As you can tell by the photo?

They’re doing the paperback edition of both Raising Steam and The Colour of Magic for £3-99.

I know — having hung around Discworld Monthly now, for a while — that there’s moves afoot.

For one thing … ?

There’s the #GNUTerryPratchett thing that’s doing the rounds at the minute.

Basically, a few coders who are Terry Pratchett fans have come up with a nod to the man himself: by coming up with various ways of weaving Sir Terry’s name* into various websites and emails.

And some of the folk of Discworld Monthly are handing copies of Sir Terry’s work anyone and everyone.


Personally, I think it’s a good idea: even though I personally think Nation, Nightwatch and Thud are his best works.

But … ?

But that Raising Steam and The Colour of Magic are good introductions to his work.

Now … 

Does anybody want a copy of Raising Steam … ?

*        You can find instructions for this, here.   


Anne Stone said...

I've never managed to blog from my Experia either! Thanks for the heads up on the books, I'm going to Sainsburys tomorrow and I've yet to buy a copy of Raising Steam (although I do have Mrs Bradshaw's handbook)

Nik Nak said...

It’s a pain, isn’t it, Anne … ?

Either way, Mrs Bradshaw’s is next on my wish list … !