Ending The Old Boy Network: The New World of Publishing | Andy Weir | TEDxManhattanBeach

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Change is here. The power of technology has revolutionized the publishing industry. In his funny, honest talk, The Martian author Andy Weir shares his personal and circuitous journey to become a writer.

Andy Weir was first hired as a programmer for a national laboratory at age fifteen and has worked as a software engineer ever since. He is also a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. The Martian is his first novel.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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