edgecase
Author: StJohn Piano
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BRIEF SUMMARY



Edgecase offers consulting services and a secure publication service.

If you are interested, please create an Edgecase account. After you have created an account, Edgecase will contact you to discuss consulting and/or publishing.

Please see the following page for examples of work produced by Edgecase:
Edgecase portfolio




CONTENTS



- Brief Summary
- Contents
- Services
- Notes
- Future Developments




SERVICES



0) Consulting

Cost: Time + materials.

If you have a question, and Edgecase has published an article about a related subject, Edgecase will probably be able to answer it. Some research time may be required.

If Edgecase cannot answer your question, Edgecase will probably be able to suggest some potential avenues of exploration.

You can submit multiple questions at the same time.


1) Projects

Cost: Time + materials.

Edgecase can produce:
- Medical research
- Software
- Software recipes
- Software testing reports
- Software archaeology
- Plaintext renditions of books, documents, and PDF files
- Public key identity documents
- Contracts
- Wills

The final result will ideally be a single text document, perhaps with some associated files. Edgecase may subcontract portions of the work, but the final editing will always be done in-house.


2) Proofreading and copyediting of texts

Cost: Time + materials.

Languages: English


3) Examination of texts for possible publication on Edgecase Datafeed

Cost: Time + materials.

Edgecase will publish:
- Medical research
- Software
- Software recipes
- Software testing reports
- Software archaeology
- Plaintext renditions of books, documents, and PDF files
- Public key identity documents
- Contracts
- Wills
- Any text that Edgecase finds to be interesting or entertaining

For a text to be accepted for publication, Edgecase must believe that it is worth preserving. There should be a reasonable chance that the text will be worth re-reading in a few years' time.


4) Typesetting of texts for publication on Edgecase Datafeed

Cost: Time + materials.

The result will be a datafeed article. Any associated items (e.g. code files) will become assets of this article.


5) Blockstamping

Cost: One-time fee.

The article's hash will be included in an Edgecase Datafeed checkpoint article. Some bitcoin is then transferred to the Bitcoin address derived from the hash of the checkpoint article. This timestamps the existence of the checkpoint article and all the articles linked to it. The timestamp is permanently valid, even if the article is later depublished. Preservation of the article and its corresponding checkpoint article will allow verification of the timestamp in the Bitcoin blockchain.

The hash of any associated asset is embedded in the article - this means that the article's assets are also timestamped.


6) Publication and hosting

Cost: Annual fee based on data size (bitcoin / byte / year).

If the fee is not paid, the article may be depublished, unless Edgecase believes that the reputational gain from keeping the article online outweighs the cost of hosting it.


6) Bitcoin software

Cost: Annual fee for access. You can download all items for your own archives.

Edgecase has developed software for securely storing Bitcoin offline on paper. This software is paywalled. Edgecase has also developed recipes that demonstrate how to use this software. These recipes are not paywalled. Please see the following page for details:
How to store bitcoin



NOTES



You can purchase a particular amount of time. If the project is not completed within this period, the intermediate results will be sent to you, and you can then decide whether to continue, to stop, or to employ someone else (who can then start from the intermediate results).

Services 1 and 2 can of course be performed by non-Edgecase providers.

If Service 2 has been performed by a non-Edgecase provider, Service 3 will include a proofreading pass.

If you employ someone to produce an article, it is advisable to list them as the author. Authorship ideally answers the future question "whom should I initially consult about this item?". An accurate record of authorship also indicates the skills possessed by particular authors, making it easier to select authors for further work. Your name can be included as the commissioner of the article.




FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS



Edgecase plans to expand the paywall system, allowing annual royalties for items that you publish on Edgecase Datafeed. Currently, the paywall system only applies to certain items produced by StJohn Piano.