Interview: Vernor Vinge
Posted Dec 10, 2008 19:23 UTC (Wed) by johnkarp (guest, #39285)
Posted Dec 10, 2008 21:40 UTC (Wed) by dberkholz (guest, #23346)
One important point is that just because something lacks quotation marks doesn't mean Bruce made it up. Vinge could've said it; it can just mean that as spoken, it was hard to understand or hard to read.
The value of writing it this way is providing a cohesive story with context and interpretation by the writer, who is familiar with the audience. Conversations bounce around, even as interviews the answers ramble all over the place. Reorganizing it afterwards into topics makes a lot more sense.
I could go on and on about the value of the format, but just writing it as a story doesn't make it a perfect one.
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