Just finished reading JPod

JPod - I got the red figure, so did two of my friends

I have just finished reading JPod by Douglas Copeland. Good read, is definitely about geeks from a somewhat geek perspective, but is more accessible I reckon than Microserfs. Mrsfb complained heavily about that being just a world she could not access, nor wished to. I think JPod is somewhat different.

For one, there are of stylist tricks and riffs I haven’t seen him use before, especially the heavy use of himself as a character. Definitely reminded me of Kurt Vonnegut, the extent to which he gets involved. I think also it maybe seems more accessible as this is now a world that has geeked out more in the time since Microserfs. People’s Grandparents are using ebay and dating online now. These are still ubergeeks of which he talks, but they are far less removed from most people’s world now. Or maybe that is just me…

Anyway, very enjoyable, apart from where he lists circular breads of the world, and misses out one of the finest, the Stottie Cake.

And whilst I am in a photo mood, here is my work from Saturday afternoon:

check out my kebabs