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ArtLung posts tagged with “neal-stephenson”

  • Let’s get big stuff done.

    Innovation Starvation, a short essay by Neal Stephenson (via Bruce Sterling) Still, I worry that our inability to match the achievements of the 1960s space program might be symptomatic of a general failure of our society to get big things done. My parents and grandparents witnessed the creation of the airplane, the automobile, nuclear energy,…

  • The Book Baton (Books of Importance To Me)

    1. Total Number of Books You Own Man. I’m not even sure. Before we moved I had many hundreds I think. We gave away to Goodwill many of our books. And how do I count graphic novels, of which I have many? Let’s say I have 200, plus minus. And since I’m married, do I…

  • Rereading; 1 Year Ago

    I’ve been rereading Snow Crash and am nearly done. It is insightful, bawdy, violent, intelligent, mindbending, and funny. I first read it when I moved back to California in about 1994. Damn. Have I been in California 10 years? What an amazing 10 years. Incidentally, I think this is the longest in a row I’ve…

  • Current listening material:

    Current listening material: Jurassic 5, Prince, Christina. Latest reading: The Big U, by Neal Stephenson. The Big U is a remarkable book, not the least of which for being about the darkest comedy I’ve ever experienced. Savage in some parts, while retaining an odd charm. Apparently the author did not really wish it to come…