[linux] Neal Stephenson at UW

Doug McLean dougmc at u.washington.edu
Fri Sep 19 15:41:22 PDT 2003

Hi all,

Just as a side note, "In the Beginning Was the Command Line" starts to
praise Linux, then suddenly backtracks and starts praising BeOS. :(

Still, its a pretty thought-provoking article (especially the culture
stuff and the Disney examples), and Neal Stephenson's just a cool guy.

Doug McLean
Department of Microbiology
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"...a most excellent barbarian ... Genghis Khan!"
-- Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure

Meanwhile, in Gotham, Joshua Daniel Franklin wrote:

> Author Neal Stephenson will be at UW Tuesday, September 23, reading

> and signing his new book _Quicksilver_ at 7pm.

> This has nothing to do with Linux strictly (though his book

> _In the Beginning Was The Command Line_ praises Linux).

> Pick up free tickets at the University Bookstore information desk.

> Here's the press:


> Tuesday, September 23, 7pm

> Neal Stephenson

> Quicksilver: Volume One of the Baroque Cycle

> Reading & Book Signing

> UW Kane Hall 130

> Neal Stephenson is finally back! Come listen to him read from Quicksilver, the

> most anticipated science fiction novel of the year, and celebrate the release

> of his follow-up to Cryptonomicon. Special signing guidelines: Neal will sign

> one non-Quicksilver item for every copy of Quicksilver purchased at the store

> and signed by him on-site. No flash photography is to be taken during the

> event. Digital cameras are fine. Videotaping for personal use is also okay, but

> should be done from the audience area and not in close proximity to Mr.

> Stephenson (i.e. at the signing table, etc.).

> Ticket Required - tickets available beginning September 1 at all our locations,

> while supplies last.


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