In today’s Guardian in the G2 magazine there was an article about a man who plans to live for a year without lying. He is following the principals of the Philosopher Immanuel Kant who believed that telling lies was always morally wrong.
Cathal Morrow the man who sent himslef this challenge is attempting to uphold Kant’s philosophy and live without lying. Morrow who gave up his job in IT recruitment to write a novel see it published has so far been unsuccessful in his endeavours. However, for his new novel instead of using the traditional avenues of sending out his manscript to various publishers he used interactive media to find a publisher.
He visted the European social networking site ‘A Small World’ and found a publisher who was willing to finance his idea in return to half the profits of the book.
What I found interesting about this article that he used a social networking as his starting point in trying to find a publisher.
Marrow’s experiences can be followed on The Complete Kant website.