Gaiman's Afterword, Steve's Weblog, and....

David Silberstein davids at kithrup.com
Thu Apr 3 19:04:45 PST 2003

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003 Gaertk at aol.com wrote:

>AND, up the page a bit on April 2nd, Neil quotes from an
>interview by Quatum Muse of Steven Brust!  Link:

Strange.  My corporate firewall says "Access to the desired Web page
is restricted at this time", which it usually only does for sites that
are exceedingly pr0nographic. 

I, however, am much cleverer than the firewall, and I can easily
smuggle the page through using various strategems. 

Hmm.  I see much here that is quoteworthy:

   QM: You were involved in the internet in its early stages back in the
   eighties. We at Quantum Muse like to see the Internet as empowering
   the masses.

   SKZB: Have you ever considered what a horrid word, "empowering" is?

   QM: With shame and regret, yes I do. I look at that sentence now and
   am embarrassed. This is what comes of writing and reading editorials
   when I should be busy with fiction, lovemaking and heavy drinking. I
   will make every effort to correct this unfortunate lapse. 

   SKZB: Excellent, grasshopper.


   QM: If you had 20 millions dollars, would you spend it on a trip to
   the space station, or would you just waste it?

   SKZB: I would not waste it. I would make good, solid investments in
   drugs and hookers.

   Actually, I think I'd build a paddlewheeler on the Mississippi. I'd
   like that. I could be very happy on my own paddlewheeler on the

   QM: Would you like to be the Chief Financial Officer for Quantum Muse?
   Those are both more fun than anything we planned. 

   SKZB: How long will it take me scam twenty million dollars?