Do I sleep?
Strangely today two separate (and presumably unrelated) bloggers questioned whether or not I sleep. David Suruyange posted on it and Ryan Rinaldi did also, albeit in passing.
However, I must say, I do have quite a fondness for Nancy Kress' Beggars in Spain (Wikipedia).
"The book deals with the issues of genetic modification to unborn babies and problems that may arrive within society from such technologies. Specifically, the book examines a genetic modification that renders the babies capable of never having to sleep. This allows the babies, as they grow, the chance to accomplish much more with their freed up time as well as a collection of secondary genetic traits. The books charts the reactions of society to the 'Sleepless' from the viewpoint of the 'Sleepless' group as they struggle to find a place in society and battle against the prejudices they face.
The book's protagonist, Leisha Camden, is a sleepless person who comes from an extremely rich family and whose life is paralleled and compared to that of her twin who is born without the genetic modification for sleeplessness."
One sure could get a lot done if they didn't sleep. Do you sleep?
In other news, Scott Bellware (my personal Evil Spock) has proceeded to register Hanselmetric.com and is (very likely) proceding to build a (top secret) Froogle search populated entirely by things I've got in my house. Here is his exceedingly thoughful business strategy:
"What the world needs now is love sweet love, and a website that aggregates the Hanselman product testimonials scattered around all the various websites so that we can plan our future purchases accordingly. Googling "scott hanselman testimonial" simply isn't accurate enough when arriving up the end of the month with a couple extra bucks in my pocket and a burning desire to spend . Dammit, I want to know what other products satisfy the Hanselmetric that I haven't been made aware of, and until I do, I just feel sort of empty inside. The Hanselmetric represents the pinnacle of an aspect of contemporary cultural evolution, and I just don't want to be left behind."
Madness! Hm...maybe we can make some kind of cooperative crossover affiliate work. Let's focus first on getting me on Oprah. Or at least some kind of local cable network or QVC. Give me a call ScottB! ;)