Re: 'Arrival' movie inspiration written by tech writer

Subject: Re: 'Arrival' movie inspiration written by tech writer
From: Robert Fekete <fekete77 -dot- robert -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 20:34:46 +0100

+1, highly recommended reading

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 6:49 PM, kafkascampi <kafkascampi -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I highly recommend the short story that is the basis of the film,
> "Story of Your Life". All the stories in the collection Stories of
> Your Life are really enjoyable, and certainly thought-provoking,
> including one about the Tower of Babel, one about a math theorem that
> changes the world, and more. The high praise for Ted Chiang is
> deserved IMO, and I think tech writers would appreciate his precision.
>
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 7:47 AM, Mike McCallister
> <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:
> > Heard this on NPR Friday.
> >
> > Full story: http://www.npr.org/2016/11/11/501202681/arrival-authors-
> approach-to-science-fiction-slow-steady-and-successful
> >
> > Key quotes:
> >
> > "Arrival is based on "Story of Your Life," a 1998 short story by Ted
> Chiang, a soft-spoken, 49-year-old technical writer based in Seattle. Every
> few years, Chiang comes out with a new short story that sweeps science
> fiction awards, including the Hugo and Nebula. But he's only published 15
> short stories since 1990. Because he's not exactly prolific, Chiang
> supports himself by explaining software to programmers at places like
> Microsoft.
> >
> > "My job is to translate absurdly technical material to merely technical
> material," he dryly observes.
> >
> > Mike McCallister
> > Senior Document Architect
> >
> >
> >
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> > www.pkware.com
> >
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'Arrival' movie inspiration written by tech writer: From: Mike McCallister
Re: 'Arrival' movie inspiration written by tech writer: From: kafkascampi

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