A book about Urbit

I'm writing a book-length history of Urbit. I'll also write, in an Urbit-centric way, about the the wider world of computing. Chapters will be posted on Urbit, beginning October 21st, in the Notebooks section of the group ~librex-dozryc/AUC . Right now I see the piece as going something like this:

  1. Preface. A short story about the year 2050. Introduction to the concept of Urbit.
  2. Laundry list of the things wrong with the current internet, only more dramatic than a laundry list
  3. Laundry list of the things wrong with the current internet, only more dramatic than a laundry list, continued.
  4. Social history of computers
  5. Social history of computers, continued
  6. Technical explanation of Urbit, only more dramatic than a technical explanation
  7. Technical explanation of Urbit, only more dramatic than a technical explanation, continued
  8. Social history of Urbit
  9. Social history of Urbit, continued
  10. Summing up

I'm a novelist and essayist who has written about tech, politics, and literature. My plan, so far, for any received stars, is to spawn planets for interesting individuals and communities who might like Urbit, and to research what might go into creating a hosted star-based community.

Details

Started
October 30th, 2020
Category
Community
Funding
12 STARS
1

First Chapter

Estimate: October 2020
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch1. Actually completed 10/21, not 10/29
2

Second Chapter

Estimate: November 2020
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch2
3

Third Chapter

Estimate: December 2020
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch3
4

Fourth Chapter

Estimate: January 2021
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch4
5

Fifth Chapter

Estimate: February 2021
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch5
6

Sixth Chapter

Estimate: March 2021
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch6
7

Seventh Chapter

Estimate: April 2021
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch7
8

Eighth Chapter

Estimate: May 2021
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch8
9

Ninth Chapter

Estimate: June 2021
Reward: 1 STARS
Ch9
10

Tenth Chapter

Estimate: July 2021
Reward: 3 STARS
Ch10. Contract is for disbursal of 12 stars at 1 star per chapter until completion; if projected is completed in fewer than 12 chapters, then remaining stars (12 - x) are to be disbursed at completion