The Developers

The Developers by Ben Woods


Ten years

Posted on May 28, 2015

Ten years ago this month, I originally published "The Developers." It's weird to think it was that long ago, and even weirder to think that I started on the book 13 years ago, in 2002. While so much has changed with the Internet, the key tenets of the book seemingly still hold true:

1. The Internet is a social place.
2. Governments and corporations are always watching.

Then again, I guess these items are relevant in real-life situations as well. It's just much easier to track people (definitely as a group but also as individuals) online.

Where are the articles?

Posted on March 23, 2015

Well, they're not here ... at least, not yet. I'm hoping to come up with something in the near future. Stay tuned!

Kentucky Book Fair - I don't understand

Posted on November 9, 2012

The 2012 Kentucky Book Fair begins today in Frankfort, and, well, I'm not sure if anyone knows or even cares. The idea of a book fair in Kentucky certainly appeals to me, as it should all book-lovers.

Back in 2006, I submitted "The Developers" for a spot in the fair, but I was declined. I assumed I submitted late, or perhaps there just weren't that many spots. However, after seeing photos of the actual event, and noticing the lack of media coverage, I thought that maybe it just wasn't very big and no one actually attended.

"The Developers" giveaway on Goodreads

Posted on November 2, 2012

I'm currently giving away 15 copies of my first book, "The Developers," on Goodreads. The giveaway ends in December, but sign up now so you'll be registered to win. I'm planning on doing a giveaway with "Corporate Ties" as well, so that you can stock up on Christmas gifts!

Tim Korb, Asst. Dept. Head of Computer Sciences, Purdue University

I finished the book a couple weeks ago while I was on vacation. Great fun! It definitely picked up after I talked to you last time. The last third is a real page-turner as I kept trying to see how you were going to pull it all together! "The Developers" is an exciting tale set inside the software development industry and does much to expose the human side of computer science.

Tim Bauscher

Who doesn't love reviews? Probably the people who don't like to avoid work. If you like to avoid work, I suggest that you kill yourself quickly, otherwise your personal growth will stagnate and you'll feel dead for the rest of your life; then, you'll make others take responsibility for your choice to avoid work, and I'll probably sleep with your ignored partner. If you do like work, then get to it; stop reading reviews! Buy the book yourself!

Thomas B.

I just finished reading The Developers. I really liked it. I am the guy you gave a copy to at Borders. Because I liked it so much, I figured I owed you.

T.V. Green

This book was awesome! I'm 18 and i understood most of the references to previous decades. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a good book to read.