From the bloggers at Technomadia.
Last evening we hosted an outdoor movie night for our fellow Xscapers friends camped with us at the after-convergence here in Quartzsite.
(The main convergence was a huge success, and several of us have retreated further into the desert to continue the bonding – only away from the freeway and much more spread out.)
The movie selected was The Martian, rented off of iTunes.
The story behind the movie itself is an inspiration.
Full time programmer and part-time hobbyist writer Andy Weir posted his debut novel chapter-by-chapter for free to his website in 2011.
Fans requested it on Kindle, so in response to the demand he published it on Amazon as well -for the minimum price of 99-cents.
The book became a huge success as word spread – and almost overnight this initially self-published author had an agent, a publisher, a New York Times best-seller, and legendary director Ridley Scott working on a movie adaption starring Matt Damon.
To read the full story by Technomadia, click here.