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!

~≈ß≈~

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?

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.   

2 comments:

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 … !