I was trying to decide what I wanted to work on for my final draft, and when I was thinking about 'Narrative' and 'technology', something popped into my head. Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine. I read this book a while ago, and absolutely loved it. Apparently many people did, and from what I understand it's quite the classic.
For those of you who haven't read it, Kidder follows around a group of engineers in the 80s who are designing a new computer. He manages to explain the technical aspects of this creation in laymans terms, and it's amazing. However, the drama of the story is created by the politics and group dynamics at work. This creates more of the story than anything.
So, since I am involved in a similar activity, I figured that it would be interesting to attempt to write a story in a similar vein. This would be first person and not third, however. Kidder wasn't an engineeer, yet I write code.
To give you an idea, I wrote a rough draft based on a program I had to write earlier in the semester. However, for my real paper, I'd write more about a larger group project. This shows more of what I mean with technical details in layman's terms, and smaller on the drama of me attempting to get done before the deadline.
Check it out, and any comments or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.