Well, we are underway. The intro strips, showing the structure of how I tell the tale, introducing the currently major characters, and negotiating their relationship, has settled down… and today is the first day of voyage.
Strap yourself in…. lean back, and… actually, get really comfy, it’ll be a long while, and have a long drink. Maybe several.
Wonder if the bed tastes like asteroid too.
This is great stuff…thanks for the free fun! Seriously, when this strip goes to print I’ll be in the front of the line.
ROFL! This is great!
allow me to quote Douglas Adams
Oh, and sorry to double-post, but I still remember when a 1.4 Megabyte diskette was a lot of memory (one in particular contained 10 games on it, and still had space left over). Today, 1.4 MB is a laughable ammount of space, and any single program you buy is likely to have some 14 Gigabytes (equivalent to about 10,000 diskettes, or a little over a DVD*) at least.
It’s easy to foresee that a zettabyte (a trillion** gigabytes), which is about the ammount of information produced over the course of the year 2009, will some day be considered “hardly any space at all”. On the other hand, it’s possible that extraterrestrial technology may be something so alien entirely, that it may not be measurable using bytes.
* Programs which are too big to fit on a DVD usually are sold such that what the DVD actually contains is a compressed version of a program that generates what you actually want.
**this trillion is short scale, meaning “a million millions” or ten to the power of twelve. It is the longscale (i.e. non-U.S.) billion
Just beware aliens whose memory is measurable in bites.
Douglas Adams is awesome. I still laugh when I read his works.
That’s the most awesome barman i have ever read, and i read a lot since 30 years !
Reminds me of Robbie the robot’s ability shown in “Forbidden Planet” to synthesize any structure in any shape or quantity.