Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted and done for you and you alone. Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.

– Colin Wright

26.06.2013 • Permalink

It’s Just Not Cricket

Lewis and myself felt it would be at least 20 years before the world would want another Duckworth Lewis Method album. But it rains a lot in Ireland so we revised our prediction of 20 years by using the Duckworth Lewis Method, and it turns out we only needed to wait four.

The follow-up to The Duckworth Lewis Method is released soon. Huzzah!

19.06.2013 • Permalink
Iain M. Banks

Iain M. Banks

Iain M. Banks, author of The Culture novels, as well as a bunch of others set in the (mostly) real(ish) world, has passed away from pancreatic cancer at 59. Sad day. Now where will I turn to for stories about young men in various states of inebriation and deracination who long for sleeping with their cousins? Jokes aside, Banks was a fabulous writer, and I’m sad he won’t be around to show us around The Culture anymore.

10.06.2013 • Permalink