In the Beginning...Was the Command Line (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Neal Stephenson is the author of seven previous novels. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780380815937
ISBN-10: 0380815931
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 9th, 1999
Pages: 160
Language: English