Monday, October 8, 2018

Unauthorized Bread..?

Remember my story Unauthorized Butter from way back in January 2016?

Someone famous has written a similar (but much expanded) novella entitled "Unauthorized Bread", due to be published and turned into a TV movie.

Given that my story, on an unpromoted, rarely updated, and obscure blog, has been read a whopping 196 times (mostly friends, family, and social media acquaintances), I'm highly doubtful that I've been plagiarized.  Hell, I see it as validation that I was onto something!  Perhaps next time, I'll be a little quicker to finish writing the rest of the story...

I was inspired to write my story (a followup to an earlier piece I wrote) after reading a report online about Keurig machines not accepting third party refillable coffee pods.  I took the report and ran with it, adding elements of DRM, the Intellectual Property debate, and the Right to Repair movement, with a touch of Orwellian satire.

I'm likely not the only person to have had the same idea, but meh, I'm too lazy to look.

I wish Cory Doctorow much success with his new book, I'll be in line to grab a copy when it comes out!

Suffice it to say, I won't be finishing the saga.  I snoozed, I lost.

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