April 7, 2014 at 2:59 am #201341
I’m not gonna name the site I’m so impressed with tonight because I’m not (yet) a paid member, but I was really pleased to see the emphasis they placed on “essay questions”. In fact you can even upload a “custom essay”, how cool is that?
This is not a site specifically geared toward writers (I would be very happy to learn of any such sites) but the fact they value written communication so highly is incredibly heartening to me.April 8, 2014 at 2:53 am #229470
It strikes me that there could be a short story format here.
Does anybody remember the short story Phone Phreak which appeared in Analog a few years back? It was really cool, it came out before the internet was instantiated, it was about aliens using 80s era computer bulletin boards to learn about humanity.
So what if there were a galactic interstellar inter-species dating service that appeared on Earthly computers before any recognized official First Contact?
Might be some fun stories there…
Edited to add:
The story was actually called “Phreak Encounter” and it was by Roger MacBride Allen
That story deserved an award…April 8, 2014 at 3:34 am #229512
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