Monday, May 12, 2008

Kudera denounces third person!

I, Alexander Kudera, have grown weary with terming myself "Kudera" on my online blog. It is pretentious, indeed, it is petty.

From now on, allow me to proceed with a humbler designation, a "I"--no, not an "i"--but a big me, all grown up and prepared to stand for the subject!

Anyway, 24 hours after my first post, I can say my world has hardly changed. I am still typing in my Apple IIc Appleworks compatible word processed document into a Microsoft Word file. It has been a surprise that we've typed over 300 pages in 9 days, and it appears like we will be finished before 2 weeks. The past 10 years I've stared at the 504 pp. and wondered how I would ever transform it into computer files compatible with the world's current software.

So perhaps this could be a reason for optimism? All of you out there in cyberland, who long to edit those old Apple II, Commodore 64 and Atari poems and prose and stories and novels... it is not so bad to type the thing in by hand! In fact, it is fun to do it on one's own because typing in the original document leads one to edit.

So this is the revolution I will lead! All of us with old novels word processed on old, incompatible software--together, we will drive the American economy into the future! No more dependence on guns and butter! Old novels will become the barter and pay for 21st century America...

...well, we'll see.

Good night.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

teaching and publishing online this summer

Kudera will be teaching and publishing online this summer. Please google or yahoo Kudera frequently to ask him how this is going. He is already feeling virtually virtual if not downright vituperative, but he feels strongly if he can only manage to drag himself away from the screen these symptoms might abate. Lie down, sip hot water with lemon, avoid overdosing on too many novels written by those evil other people--yes, all the others who have shoved books in his nose by offering them at full retail and sale pricing in brick-n-mortar and online stores alike.


But for now, at the beginning of summer--er, well, 6 weeks away to be sure--Kudera is only in a planning and plotting stage.

So be warned! If you are student to Kudera, these posts are for your enjoyment and education!

If you are friend to Kudera, then Kudera friends you back.

If you have strong feelings of aversion to Kudera, then away with thee! I bid you a fond farewell and safe passage.

More Kudera coming soon to a theatre near you.


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