In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 151 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 158.76g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0380815931
  • 9780380815937
  • 112,585

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"A powerful voice of the cyber age."--"USA Today"Stephenson is a literary visionary of the technological future."--"Seattle Weekly"In the network world of the silicon samurai Stephenson is a big-time."--"Cleveland Plain Dealershow more

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