WARREN ELLIS is a graphic novelist and author of the NYT best-selling novel GUN MACHINE. His graphic novel GLOBAL FREQUENCY is being developed for television by Jerry Bruckheimer and FOX. He is the writer of the graphic novel RED, adapted into the film starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. His next book is NORMAL from FSG.
The Cloud Of Next
Published May 17, 2010 by Warren Ellis
It was almost warm out here for a little while. Working on a Wired UK column, having tossed a couple of versions already, and then taking another swing at the loglines for Project Plato. This week will probably be lots of short fast posts. Keep thinking about something Bruce said, that blogs are reaching the end of their cycle. True enough: Twitter has killed/replaced blogging for lots of people. What’s next? Nothing but bit.ly-style shortcode payloads? I don’t see it. But then, the question invites binary thinking, which is always death. “what’s next,” these days, is always a cloud, not a single arrow.