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In the beginning ... was the command line

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Avon Books, New York : Avon Books, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is " the Word"--Neal Stephenson's word, certainly- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. This book is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present. He talks about the operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions as well as the internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, and not to mention the meaning of life itself.--[book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0380815931 9780380815937
OCLC Number: 41991332
Description: 151 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: MGBs, tanks, and automobiles --
Bit-flinger --
GUIs --
Class struggle on the desktop --
Honey pot, tar pit, whatever --
The technosphere --
The interface culture --
Morlocks and Eloi at the keyboard --
Metaphor shear --
Linux --
The hole hawg of operating systems --
The oral tradition --
OS shock --
Fallibility, atonement, redemption, trust, and other arcane technical concepts --
Memento mori --
Geek fatigue --
Etre --
Mindshare --
The right pinky of God.
Responsibility: Neal Stephenson.
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This is " the Word"--Neal Stephenson's word, certainly- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. This book is a thoughtful, irreverent, hilarious treatise on the cyber-culture past and present. He talks about the operating system tyrannies and downloaded popular revolutions as well as the internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, and not to mention the meaning of life itself.--[book cover].

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