The Field: A story about the future

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Gary stepped out of the parking garage into the bright New England sun. He ambled along at his usual pace over to the General Surgery building. He wasn't in a hurry, but he wasn't going to be late either. He felt excited, giddy, and scared. He was going to be getting his Insert, something he had been looking forward to for years. This was a big deal. Gary's wife Jenny had gotten her Insert a year ago and the changes it had brought to her life, to their lives, were both subtle and significant. The subtle change was she no longer had to carry a cell phone. An Insert could do everything a cell phone could do and more. Jenny would be sitting at dinner when she would suddenly raise a finger to Gary, indicating that someone was calling. Last night their daughter Elizabeth called. Gary couldn't hear either side of the exchange between mother and daughter but he could see the look on Jenny's face go from hopeful, to neutral, to sad. She filled him in after the call. It was the same story every time. "Oh, Elizabeth," thought Gary. "My baby, my baby. What can we do to help you?" He pushed these thoughts away. He was not going to let a problem he could not solve spoil the excitement of this day. And maybe with an Insert he could spend more time doing research. There had to be something on the 'Net that might be helpful. That was a significant change an Insert brought to their lives; a real improvement. Jenny had instant access to the World Wide Web now, and she used it like a professor. The question had come up with friends some weeks ago, "How often does Halloween fall on a full moon night?" They were watching a horror movie and it was part of the plot. Jenny replied right away; "Once every 213 years. The next time will be in 2127. It drops to once every 70 years if you allow the day before and the day after full to be also considered 'full.'" It wasn't even surprising, this access to facts. And he was going to have it too! If it didn't...

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Lionel Goulet was born at a very early age in a log cabin he helped his father build. But seriously, he has never taken life too seriously. Given its temporal nature, that has always seemed the most prudent stance. At the age of 55, he embarked upon writing a book. Armed with the fact that he could always spontaneously generate an entertaining story for his kids at bedtime, the next logical step was to conjure up a longer story for adults and write it down. The Field is that story. It turned out pretty well.

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Book Description Computer Help Company, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Donni Richman (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Gary stepped out of the parking garage into the bright New England sun. He ambled along at his usual pace over to the General Surgery building. He wasn t in a hurry, but he wasn t going to be late either. He felt excited, giddy, and scared. He was going to be getting his Insert, something he had been looking forward to for years. This was a big deal. Gary s wife Jenny had gotten her Insert a year ago and the changes it had brought to her life, to their lives, were both subtle and significant. The subtle change was she no longer had to carry a cell phone. An Insert could do everything a cell phone could do and more. Jenny would be sitting at dinner when she would suddenly raise a finger to Gary, indicating that someone was calling. Last night their daughter Elizabeth called. Gary couldn t hear either side of the exchange between mother and daughter but he could see the look on Jenny s face go from hopeful, to neutral, to sad. She filled him in after the call. It was the same story every time. Oh, Elizabeth, thought Gary. My baby, my baby. What can we do to help you? He pushed these thoughts away. He was not going to let a problem he could not solve spoil the excitement of this day. And maybe with an Insert he could spend more time doing research. There had to be something on the Net that might be helpful. That was a significant change an Insert brought to their lives; a real improvement. Jenny had instant access to the World Wide Web now, and she used it like a professor. The question had come up with friends some weeks ago, How often does Halloween fall on a full moon night? They were watching a horror movie and it was part of the plot. Jenny replied right away; Once every 213 years. The next time will be in 2127. It drops to once every 70 years if you allow the day before and the day after full to be also considered full. It wasn t even surprising, this access to facts. And he was going to have it too! If it didn t. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780615311173

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Book Description Computer Help Company, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Donni Richman (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Gary stepped out of the parking garage into the bright New England sun. He ambled along at his usual pace over to the General Surgery building. He wasn t in a hurry, but he wasn t going to be late either. He felt excited, giddy, and scared. He was going to be getting his Insert, something he had been looking forward to for years. This was a big deal. Gary s wife Jenny had gotten her Insert a year ago and the changes it had brought to her life, to their lives, were both subtle and significant. The subtle change was she no longer had to carry a cell phone. An Insert could do everything a cell phone could do and more. Jenny would be sitting at dinner when she would suddenly raise a finger to Gary, indicating that someone was calling. Last night their daughter Elizabeth called. Gary couldn t hear either side of the exchange between mother and daughter but he could see the look on Jenny s face go from hopeful, to neutral, to sad. She filled him in after the call. It was the same story every time. Oh, Elizabeth, thought Gary. My baby, my baby. What can we do to help you? He pushed these thoughts away. He was not going to let a problem he could not solve spoil the excitement of this day. And maybe with an Insert he could spend more time doing research. There had to be something on the Net that might be helpful. That was a significant change an Insert brought to their lives; a real improvement. Jenny had instant access to the World Wide Web now, and she used it like a professor. The question had come up with friends some weeks ago, How often does Halloween fall on a full moon night? They were watching a horror movie and it was part of the plot. Jenny replied right away; Once every 213 years. The next time will be in 2127. It drops to once every 70 years if you allow the day before and the day after full to be also considered full. It wasn t even surprising, this access to facts. And he was going to have it too! If it didn t. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780615311173

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Book Description Computer Help Company. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 221 pages. From the prologue: Gary stepped out of the parking garage into the bright New England sun. It felt warm on his face. Summer was pretty much over, but it wasnt quite Fall. He ambled along to the General Surgery building. He wasnt in a hurry, but he wasnt going to be late for his surgery either. He felt a little excited, a little giddy, and a little scared. He was going to be getting his Insert. He had been looking forward to it for years. This was a big deal. Garys wife Jenny had gotten her Insert a year ago and the changes it had brought to her life, to THEIR lives, were significant and subtle. One subtle change was she no longer needed a phone. An Insert could do more than ANY phone. She would be sitting at dinner when she would suddenly raise a finger to Gary, indicating that someone was calling. Gary remembered the conversation she had had just last night with their daughter Elizabeth. Gary couldnt hear either side of the exchange but he could see the look on Jennys face turn from hopeful, to neutral, to sad in only two minutes. She filled him in after the call. It was the same story, again. Oh, Elizabeth, thought Gary. My baby. What can we do to help youHe pushed these thoughts into the back of his mind. He was not going to let a problem he could not solve spoil the excitement of this day. And with an Insert he could spend more time doing research! There had to be something on the Net that might be helpful. That was a significant change about an Insert; a real improvement. Jenny had instant access to the World Wide Web now, and she used it like a professor. The question had come up, How often does Halloween actually fall on a full moon night It was part of the plot of a horror movie they were watching. Jenny replied right away; Once every 213 years or so. The next one will be in 2127. It wasnt even surprising, this access to facts. And he was going to have it too! If it didnt Gary popped out of his daydream to realize he was at the admissions desk in the General Surgery building now. Hello! said the clerk behind the counter. I can see by the look in your eyes youre here for your Insert. Either that, or someone is having a baby! The clerk realized her mistake using the word baby and turned pink. Its all right, said Gary, aware of her discomfort. Yes, Im here for my Insert!Name please she said, putting her hands on her keyboard. She hoped she would not be dismissed for her mistake. Gary Cole, said Gary. Oh said the clerk. THAT Gary ColeUh, yes, I guess, said Gary. He was always uncomfortable about his fame. Now it was the clerks turn to notice Garys discomfort. She also knew she would not be fired for saying baby in front of THE Gary Cole. Very good, Mr. Cole. Please place your palm down on the ID pad in front of you and press until you feel a click. Gary did so. Good, she continued. Here is your wrist band. You will be in room A616. Go there now. A Nurse will greet you after youve had a moment to settle in and your procedure will begin in an hour. Room A616 was small, with a window that looked out into an inner courtyard. After the procedure, assuming it worked, there would be days of activities geared to the fact that he would have the entire Internet in his head. . . THE FIELD is a love story on at least three levels. Theres the love of a man for his family. Then theres humanitys love affair with computers. Fifty years from now the affair is still going strong, only the computers are WAY cooler. Finally, theres the love of life for humanity. Dont let that scare you. Lots of things go BOOM in The Field too!Youll enjoy your stay! This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780615311173

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