Roger Williams is a recognized expert in the programming and development of industrial weighing systems. However, when he’s off the clock, he’s better known to the internet at large as “localroger,” the controversial – some would say notorious – author of the post-singularity classic, The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect.
Roger also pioneered the so-called Tip Jar method of publishing, in which the writer posts the story free on the net, in return for tips and hard copy purchases from the true fans who like what they read. The original article on this experience, Tip Jar as Revenue Model: A Real World Experiment, can still be found here. Almost fifteen years later, the book still generates tips, purchases, and — most importantly — lively discussion of the human future.