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If you had all the money in the world, what would you value?
After   all   the   hype,   New   Year's   2000   has   come   and gone   without   a   hitch.   Well,   almost:   while   Fix   was working   on   a   Y2K   solution   for   a   Canadian   bank, he   accidentally   released   a   bug   that   gave   his   bank account   2000   years'   worth   of   interest.   Now   he's infinitely   rich,   but   he's   on   the   run   with   his   best friend Julie, framed for having stolen the money. As    they're    chased    from    town    to    town    by    a mysterious   couple   in   a   white   van,   the   bug   starts to   leak.   Money   will   become   worthless   if   everyone is   suddenly   rich.   Then   what?   That's   just   what   Fix has to decide…
DOWNLOAD  DOWNLOAD  Broken Pencil Magazine “Book of the Issue”, Spring 2000  Fix (short for Felix) and Julie are computer programmers working to make the software of the fictional megalopoly First Dominion Bank, Y2K compliant... Ugh! Not another Y2K book. Wait, before, I lose you, this one's different. So, the clock strikes midnight plus one and the virus spreads through all the bank's software, and Fix becomes unbelievably rich. Fix and the rest of the world. Money loses all value. It's my kind of book, I tell you. Julie looks like a boy, but she kinda loves Fix. Fix meets Jeff while they're on the run from the bankers, and it's all over for Julie. Have I lost you yet? Emerging writer Hamish MacDonald has created a fast-as-light book where computers are as they should be: inanimate objects used as tools by programmers with a bit more on their minds than money. There's sex, mystery, action and even a revolution of sorts. Here's the best part of the whole book: it's self-published. And it's done so well. I kept flipping it over and over to see who'd put it together. HarperCollins, surely? MacDonald should win a huge prize for his courage, or something.   - Emily Pohl-Weary
Background photo by Kevin Dooley. Used under Creative Commons licence.
If you had all the money in the world, what would you value?
After   all   the   hype,   New   Year's   2000   has come    and    gone    without    a    hitch.    Well, almost:   while   Fix   was   working   on   a   Y2K solution     for     a     Canadian     bank,     he accidentally   released   a   bug   that   gave   his bank     account     2000     years'     worth     of interest.    Now    he's    infinitely    rich,    but he's   on   the   run   with   his   best   friend   Julie, framed for having stolen the money. As   they're   chased   from   town   to   town   by a   mysterious   couple   in   a   white   van,   the bug   starts   to   leak.   Money   will   become worthless   if   everyone   is   suddenly   rich. Then   what?   That's   just   what   Fix   has   to decide…
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