Can we please not post links to stolen (presumably-)copyrighted materials here?
If you'd like to compensate the author, consider buying the collection it's published in: http://www.amazon.com/Stories-Your-Life-Others-Chiang/dp/193...
Some of the stuff is a but uneven but he's written some of the most thought-provoking sci-fi I've read in some time.
Stories of Your Life and Others
The Lifecycle of Software Objects*
*if there's a more HN title for a novella ever I haven't heard of it!
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