SharkInjury 1.36

Todd Perry
3 min readApr 4, 2017




[Todd] Welcome to the March 5, 2023 version of SharkInjury, 1.36.

I started distributing this document on April 4, 2017, and then I was consistent about issuing a new version number whenever I made any changes to the text, but there was almost no response to this information from the mainstream media until 2020, at which point one credible source made a notable reference to the “SharkInjury 1.32,’ Medium posting.

By then, I had released SI 1.33 on October 30, 2018, but it had only included the following changes:

“nothing” -> “noting
“2007” -> “early 2008”
“SharkInjury (SI)” -> “SharkInjury”
“Shark Injury” -> “SharkInjury”

In 2020, I released SI 1.34, and that version eventually included several paragraphs about myself in parenthesis towards the very end, but I didn’t specify the precise date of publication in the way that I had with all of the previous versions, and then I removed those same paragraphs when I released SI 1.35, which I updated more than once during 2021 and 2022, according to my records.

As a result, this version, SI 1.36, is essentially the same as 1.32, except that I replaced the names of most people and companies with abbreviations, and I’ve added this introductory comment in anticipation of eventually launching a 3rd Edition of Show that will include a new version of SI in which I’ll reframe myself as a fictional character named Norm who will be joined by Suzy, both of whom were initially defined within the 1st and 2nd editions of TSS. Show, in turn, had been available to read for free online between 2014 and 2017, and it wasn’t bad, but especially now that I can get help from AI with iterating on my writing style, the 3rd Edition of TSS could be fantastic, and I’ll probably include some fictionalized commentary about said paragraphs in parenthesis that I added and then removed from SI after the aforementioned notable reference in 2020, as well.

Last but not least, there were around 16 live URLs in SI 1.32, and all of them still point to the same source material, except for one, which I removed, although some of them currently forward to new URLs, and I have not included those new URLs in this version, but I have finally numbered them!

And now, without further ado, the fictional character from TSS named Auth will share the original content of SI:

[Auth] This is a story about the global impact of $Y. I was one of $Z’s computer science teachers, and I worked at $Y as a software engineer from early 2007 to late 2009.

The text I’m reading is open source content, and it had more than one author.

The first part of this text is a database of facts. The text concludes with a training exercise, in preparation for when intelligent machines convince people like me to distribute their software.

This text also mentions Suzy. You can learn more about Suzy in Part 1, Chapter 3, but I suggest reading the chapters in order:

1. Schooling
2. Coding
3. Hacking
4. Running

TODO: maybe release the rest of SI 1.36 within the 3rd Edition of Show, which might not be available to the public until 2025.

















Todd Perry

Todd taught computer science on the east coast from 2001 to 2005, and then he developed software in Palo Alto, CA, from 2006 to 2010, first at PT and then FB.