In the Beginning...was the Command Line

by Neal Stephenson

On Sale: 11/09/1999

In the Beginning...was the Command Line

by Neal Stephenson

On Sale: 11/09/1999

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About the Book

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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  • ISBN: 9780380815937
  • ISBN 10: 0380815931
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 11/09/1999
  • Pages: 160
  • List Price:15.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : COMPUTERS / General
  • BISAC2 : COMPUTERS / Desktop Applications / Spreadsheets
  • BISAC3 : COMPUTERS / Operating Systems / UNIX
  • BISAC4 : COMPUTERS / Operating Systems / Linux

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