A year ago, I sat in my office in the School of Earth Sciences, surrounded by the high ceilings of the grade 2* listed Wills Memorial Building, reading Nature on my lunch break. It was then that I decided to get published in Nature’s Futures section one day. It was a high goal for me and not one that I had expected to achieve so soon. This was a journal that all of the department used as a yard stick for success; one or two papers in Nature was a big deal.
On the last page of Nature is a fictional piece, looking at science in the future. Day to day, I’m surrounded by iphones, ipads and so forth, and it got me thinking a posteriori. What if writing was no longer a necessity for communication, and worse, what if writing was banned?
So if you fancy it, check it out: The Write Rules.