In my novel Force For Good, the teenagers create a supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi’s and use it to fight back against gangbangers.
In my novel Force for Good, a tiny computer called a Raspberry Pi, plays an important role. I was happy to see the following article that describes how young people all over the world are making creative use of this ingenious device:
I was in a quandary today. I needed another name server and didn’t feel like forking over big bucks for another machine. And then it hit me, what would “Ordinary” do? He happens to be a computer geek and one of the main characters in my novel “Force for Good“.
I rummaged in a canvas bag and dug out a small plastic box. It was my beloved Raspberry Pi. I rushed down the stairs to the basement and took a deep breath while gazing at the blinking blue and amber lights. The soft whir of the fans whispered in my ears and I was trapped. The Raspberry Pi would take its place in the Muggington pantheon of silicon this day.
In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Raspberry Pi is an ultra-cheap but perfectly functional computer. A few minutes later I had the little beast connected to the network and after a few more hours it was a new web and name server on my small homegrown network. In fact, that $35 dollar Raspberry Pi might have directed you to this blog post.
What a strange, odd life we humans lead.
In the novel “Force for Good” high school students encounter dangerous gangs. Everything in this novel is fiction but unfortunately gangs and violence are a fact of life for many young people in the U.S.
Take a look at the following link to find out more about gangs in New York City:
Life has a disconcerting habit of overtaking fiction. After finishing “Force for Good” in which 3D virtual worlds play a part, I discovered this:
Sim on a Stick – http://simonastick.com/
All you need to do is pop a USB drive into a computer and you can build your own universe.
This novel, Force for Good, is for all the young people who have good hearts, and who are learning the ways of the world. In spite of the terrible things that happen every day individuals can make positive changes.