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This is "the Word" — one man's word, certainly — about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" (Newsweek) — acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works (Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, etc., etc.) — the word is well worth hearing. Mostly well-reasoned examination and partial rant, Stephenson's In the Beginning... was the Command Line is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present; on operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061832901
Publisher:
Avon Books
Subject:
Computers : General
Author:
Stephenson, Neal
Author:
Neal Stephenson
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Computers Reference-History and Society
Subject:
History of Science-Technology
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Popular Science-Computer Science
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19991109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
151

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