I came across an interesting article over at BBC about how plants talk to each other using an “internet of fungus”. While the science itself is interesting, what caught my attention was the headline’s refreshing use of metaphor. It’s much more common to use nature metaphors to communicate technological concepts, e.g. “fertile ground for innovation”, “tech ecosystem”, “computer virus”, than it is to do it the other way around. I particularly love the phrase “Internet of fungus”.
The Microcopy book I’ve been working on these past few months is finally out on Amazon Kindle. It’s a surreal feeling to actually see it published because it was a struggle to finish it, despite being a short ebook consisting of only 15,000 words. I’ll talk a little bit about how it happened in case you want to do this yourself.