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The Martian

As with many Hollywood adaptations, reading The Martian before viewing the Matt Damon version allows a different relationship with astronaut Mark Watney than you obtain otherwise. Written in a voice almost bloggy (his medium being a space log), Watney’s updates can roll from near-death to near-monotonous but they always maintain a voice, an urge to communicate and not just report. The best part is when Watney drills into a knotty material engineering problem – he would be great on StackOverflow.

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Here is a copy of my presentation and prepared remarks from WordCamp for Publishers 2019 in Columbus.

Chris Gethard & Mal Blum – Crying At The Wawa (Official Video)

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