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In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

By Neal Stephenson

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| Paperback | 9780380815937

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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, pragmat Continue

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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    Un po' datato, riflette infatti una situazione "informatica" di inizio secolo, ma fondamentalmente ben scritto, stimolante direi, almeno per chi ha una scintilla di passione hacker nell'animo. Riflette l'ottica di chi ha abbracciato l'open source ven ...(continue)

    Un po' datato, riflette infatti una situazione "informatica" di inizio secolo, ma fondamentalmente ben scritto, stimolante direi, almeno per chi ha una scintilla di passione hacker nell'animo. Riflette l'ottica di chi ha abbracciato l'open source venendo dal mondo del closed source proprietario, ma quanto dice non è mai banale e spesso invece è proprio interessante e coinvolgente, specialmente nella prima parte...

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Nowadays it's a bit outdated, but the writing is very good. Excellent for geeks like me.

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    Lenz said on Jul 26, 2008 | Add your feedback

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 151 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0380815931
  • ISBN-13: 9780380815937
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Publish date: 1999-11-01
  • Dimensions: 71 mm x 941 mm x 1,309 mm
  • Also available as: Library Binding , eBook
  • In other languages: other languages Libros en Español
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