April 19, 2004
Call Me E-Mail: The Novel Unfolds Digitally - [Adam Baer, Technology, Circuits, NYT, 4/15/04] "A former English professor who teaches executives how to write, [Eric] Brown, 59, calls "Intimacies" a digital epistolary novel, or DEN, terms that he has trademarked. The plot of "Intimacies" is based on "Pamela," the 18th-century work by Samuel Richardson that is one of Western literature's first epistolary novels." Additionally, Brown plans to market the writing software that he used so other people can write their own DENs.
The story can be read at greatamericannovel. Click on the link marked DEN, then select "Intimacies."