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In the Beginning...Was the Command Line - Neal Stephenson
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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780380815937 (0380815931)
ASIN: 380815931
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 151
Edition language: English
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TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
3.0 In the Beginning...was the Command Line
This is an odd little essay about the nature of computer systems and user interfaces, though it's a little too dated to truly inform today's users except in a very broad sense. For example, Stephenson proclaims his love for Linux, but reassures us it's actually pretty hard to use -- which is no long...
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5.0 In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
If you read one book about technology this year, make sure it's this one. If you are contemplating buying hardware or software this year, read this first.If you've ever wondered why computers work the way they do, read this book.Seriously. This is STILL the most lucid account of how human ingenuity ...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
Ahh, geek nostalgia. That's okay, I like Stepheson's writing okay.
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