Book IDs (a longish delurk)
Jacob at Proffitt.com
Tue Feb 1 15:58:30 EST 2000
On Tue, 1 Feb 2000 20:12:30 +0100 (CET), Britta Koch wrote:
>> I have been waiting for _Cryptonomicon_ for about three months now. And I
>> will buy the book eventually, it it is any good.
>I loved it!!!!! It's a bit like Snow Crash in style (loads of
>diversions - great!), but I felt written mostly for computer geeks - at
>least being one helped understanding some jokes (though maybe being
>American helps understanding other ones ...) it took me 4 days to
I'll second the plug for Cryptonomicon. Excellent book. A bit different
from his other books because all the technology in the book exists in the
real world right now. Personally, I loved the history in it, and checked
out a biography of Gen. Douglas McArthur just to see if he was really like
that (he was and then some).
>Britta, wanting OrdoEmacs and wondering "why Finux?"
Because Linus Torvalds is Finnish and that makes some of the American spook
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