The Long Pen in the Wild

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Editor John went to BookExpo America last week and all he saw was Dr. Ruth looking like someone's small, lost grandmother. However, he should have checked out the Long Pen, the tool Margaret Atwood invented to sign her books remotely.


Atwood dreamed up the device when signing a UPS delivery tablet and got together some ubergeeks to help her build it. The result is an amalgam of high-tech and a rusty Erector Set, but it allows Maggie to "send" signatures to her fans and interact with them in real time.

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