There are a couple more chunks of the tech sector autobiography still to come. However, writing it is turning out to be a time-consuming process (17,000 words so far — about a fifth of a novel), and I'm off for an extended weekend in London on Thursday. (If I'd known about the ghastly heat wave when I booked the trip I'd have picked another week; as it is, I'm just glad I picked a hotel with air conditioning.) To add to the fun, when I get home I'm expecting to trip over the copy-edits to "The Trade of Queens", which will need turning around ASAP (they're already overdue, having been held up in production). Oh, and some time this year I've got to write the sequel to "Halting State", and doubtless I'm going to be interrupted during that process by the copy edits to the third Laundry novel, "The Fuller Memorandum", which I delivered to Ace and Orbit a few days ago, to say nothing of going to the Worldcon in Montreal and the Danish national SF convention Fantasticon in Copenhagen, where I'm guest of honour this year.
Which is by way of saying: I'm going to try to squeeze out one more article before I head off, but then there'll be a bit of a gap, and I expect to be too busy to blog at this kind of length and frequency in July and August.
Meanwhile, from the HALTING STATE department:
* How badly can you get it wrong? Forbes magazine, circa 2000, took this stab at predicting where computers would be by 2010: it's so full of fail that it's funny, but the reason why it's full of fail is a fertile field for meditation.