Sections below: General Nonfiction | Tributes to IPSTP Day.


¶ Stephen Granade: Write a Text Adventure with Inform 7. Article. Originally published in PC Plus 245. Announcement at sfwa.

"Text adventures were some of the earliest computer games. A generation of hackers cut their teeth on ones such as Infocom's Zork. Graphical games have long since taken over the commercial games market, but a vibrant independent community has kept text adventures, also known as interactive fiction, alive."

¶ Matt Ruff: Cannibals & Bibliophiles. Nonfiction. Op-ed piece. Also, another op-ed piece. Announcement at sfwa.

"While I appreciate all sincere attempts to defend my livelihood, I see an obvious flaw in the Guild's moral logic: if the buying and selling of used books constitutes stealing, then authors themselves are among the biggest thieves."

See also:

Emery, Charles.


Creators often posted their thoughts on IPSTP Day when linking to their creations. This section lists other posts in celebration of IPSTP Day.

¶ Michael Capobianco: International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day = World Book and Copyright Day. Post at sfwa.

"I hope that we all can acknowledge that International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day/World Book and Copyright Day should represent more than just authors' right to put their work up on the web for free. The day should also celebrate the right of authors to publish their work in any fashion they see fit, and the right to limit access to electronic versions of their work."

¶ Grendelkhan: Consider Licensing. Post at ipstp.

"I encourage contributors to consider licensing their work. Publically posting work makes it free 'as in beer'; I'm talking about making it free 'as in speech'."

¶ Michael M. Jones: A Small Idea. Post at sfwa.

"I have a proposal.

"If anyone actually makes any money off of that phrase, or off of Dr Hendrix's other fine turn of words, 'Wikicliki . . . etc', how about donating some of that money to something appropriate, such as the SFWA EMF, or the Legal Fund, or whatever exists to help our fellow writers?"

¶ Catherine Mintz: Dancing on the Screens . . . Post at sfwa.

"International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day should properly be celebrated by posting, linking, reading, listening to music composed by the performers, not to mention looking at art."

¶ The TurboNerd: Welcome. Post at ipstp.

"Welcome to the International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant's LiveJournal community."

¶ Will Shetterly: International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day and International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day is coming! Post at sfwa.

"On the internet, we're all pixel-stained technopeasant wretches."

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