Natl Book Festival 2004 -- Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason ("The Rule of Four"):
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Description of Pictures: Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason both grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and have been best friends since they were 8. Together they have crafted a seamless work of fiction, The Rule of Four (Dial Books, 2004), which centers on a real Renaissance text in which a hidden code is buried. The concept for the novel evolved from a final paper Mr. Caldwell wrote for an undergraduate seminar. For five more years, the authors spent countless hours brainstorming ideas, working scene structures and discussing character arcs to produce this New York Times best-seller. Mr. Caldwell graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1998. Mr. Thomason won the Hoopes Prize for undergraduate writing and graduated from Harvard in 1998.
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.
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