BYTE has a 4-part interview and series of podcasts with Pournelle, in which he discusses topics ranging from how sci-fi writers predict the future to why the Internet will never die: 1] Computers and Science Fiction, 2] ARPAnet, Totalitarianism, And Productivity, 3] Ebooks, and 4] Using Multimedia To Sell Books
"I don't believe you can predict the future. But I think you can invent it. Now that's not original with me. Dandridge Cole said it a very long time ago, and many have repeated it in one way or another. But it is true. In one sense, the Air Force invented the computer revolution because it wanted to have more accurate ballistic missiles.""