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In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

(1999)
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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, ect.)-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 revelations; on the Internet, Disney World, Big Bangs, not to mention the meaning of life itself.



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Used availability for Neal Stephenson's In the Beginning...Was the Command Line

Hardback Editions

November 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0-613-91737-5 / 978-0-613-91737-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

November 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Beginning...was the Command Line
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN: 0-380-81593-1 / 978-0-380-81593-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In the Beginning...Was the Command Line
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
Publisher: William Morrow
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