As many of you know, tomorrow I am off to Renovation, this year’s Worldcon, where I will sit on panels and talk about science fiction, lead SFWA’s business meeting, attend the Hugos and many other parties, and hang out in the bar with friends. That’s a packed schedule of Being Busy in the Real World, so it’s possible I will not be on Whatever a whole lot this week and/or the posts will be somewhat short when I am. As partial compensation for my absence I will be running an extra Big Idea this week (three! Instead of two!) and will likely blather on quite a bit on Twitter. I hope that will keep you suitably entertained for the week. If it does not, of course you will be offered a full refund on your purchase price, or credit for future Whatever use, your choice.