'The Developers' featured in Elizabethtown newspaper

Posted on August 4, 2006

To preview today's book signing, The News-Enterprise ran an article in Thursday's Pulse, its entertainment guide. The article is just a brief overview, but it is an article nevertheless. Here's the text of the preview:

Humor and technology collide in 'Developers' (08/03/06)

Louisville author coming to E'town for book signing

By The NE Staff

ELIZABETHTOWN - Purdue graduate and Louisville resident Ben Woods will be in Hardin County to sign his new book "The Developers" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Waldenbooks in Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.

The book follows a Web development group as it attempts to build a revolutionary Web site for a northern Michigan city. After completing the city's site, an opportunity arises for the group to build the first nationwide, government-sponsored, high-speed portal.

It humorously follows the story of Matt Severson, who has assembled a team of individuals to work on the projects. Romance, bad dietary traits and intrigue mark the story as the group attempts to complete the projects despite personal struggles.

"The Developers" also deals with several concerns for all people, asking the questions are people losing their remaining privacy because of the Internet, and "Will online social interaction eventually replace in-person gatherings as a necessary means?"

Woods currently is a Web programmer in Louisville at LeapFrog Interactive and has written high-tech humor columns for several regional media Web sites. This is his first book, and it will be available at book stores nationally through Biblio Distribution this summer.

Woods has family in Hardin County and will embark on a five-state book signing after the stop in Elizabethtown.