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In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

Authors: Stephenson, Neal
Publisher: William Morrow
BISAC/Subject: COM046070, COM046030, COM000000
ISBN: 9780061832901, Related ISBNs: 0061832901, 9780061832901, 9780380815937
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

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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