I will summarize my work on DOTE in September. The title of this long essay is Adventures In Flatland. I will publish Part I shortly after Labor Day. I will follow-up with Part II later in September.
I'm doing this instead of writing a book. I could write a book and self-publish it, but that would entail a lot more work and a financial loss, or at least no gain. So I have no financial incentive to self-publish. The large majority of people who do so earn nothing for their hard work. Surely I would not be an exception to the rule. And the idea that anything I say will have an effect—even a miniscule effect—on what happens or will happen on this planet is so ridiculous that it does not require further comment.
Thus the best reason to write is for the sheer pleasure of doing it, or to keep busy if you have an impoverished personal life as I do. I'm enjoying the writing, though I can't do it everyday anymore. I also want to complete what I regard as unfinished business.
These two essays will be quite long. The first will come to about 25 printed pages—it is nearly finished— and the second will be about 20 pages (estimate). Your best bet will be to print them out to read at your leisure. I don't recommend reading Adventures In Flatland on your smart phone
These essays will also be closed to comments just as a book is "closed" to comments. After you've read them, you can e-mail me if you feel compelled to do so.
I will use this talk by Andy Revkin as an example in the first essay. It's 50 minutes long, so watching it will test not only your endurance, but also your ability to tolerate utter bullshit.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.