Get your name in Mindfire 1.1: just take a picture!

Among other writing projects, I’ve been working on a revised and cleaned up version of Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds.  The original printing had a long list of minor issues I’ve wanted to fix.

Here’s a partial list of what’s improved in 1.1:

  • Print version will have a more comfortable footprint: 8×6, instead of 9×6
  • Font size will be adjust downward slightly for easier reading
  • Nearly 75 minor typos, weird spacing issues, errant hash marks and other typographic oddities were corrected
  • Perhaps most importantly, a 1.1 edition gives me a chance to get more of you in the book

To get your name in the book, do the following:

  1. Stand on one foot
  2. Say “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men” three times fast.
  3. (This is the important one) Go take a picture of your copy of the original edition of Mindfire. Make it somewhere interesting, creative, or unusual. And don’t be shy: if you wish, you can be in the photo too.
  4. (Update) the photo has to show the book cover somewhere, somehow.
  5. If you have the digital edition, that’s fine. Photos of digital editions shown on devices count.
  6. Post your image as a comment to this post

The people who take the 10 best photos will get their name in the acknowledgements, and a copy of the 1.1 digital edition.  Have fun!

22 Responses to “Get your name in Mindfire 1.1: just take a picture!”

    1. Scott Berkun

      How architectural – nice. You’re showing off your understanding of structural dynamics by putting the hardcovers at the bottom.

    1. Smaranda

      Wrong link. Sorry.

    1. Scott Berkun

      Ha. I’ll consider providing better instructions for how to read the book in the updated edition :)

    1. Gilles Réant

      I know I’m late, but now the pic’ is done. :p
      [with the chameleon nano:ztag]
      PS : it’s hard to take a picture on one foot, Scott.
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