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April 02, 2008


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'The Diamond Age' blew my mind. I picked it up by chance - at that point I'd heard _of_ Neal Stephenson.

As a result I started digging around in nanotech - I'm strictly a clueless amateur but I'm at least an informed one. As a result of that I scored a job interview at Zyvex in Dallas - but sadly they were looking for an IT guy with skill sets that I did not posses.

But as a result of all that reading I also fell back into the alt.space crowd and did spend a few years working as Liftport's part-time system administrator.

John Percival Hackworth is a nanotech engineer on the rise when he steals a copy of “A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer” for his daughter Fiona. The primer is actually a super computer built with nanotechnology that was designed to educate Lord Finkle-McGraw’s daughter and to teach her how to think for herself in the stifling neo-Victorian society. But Hackworth loses the primer before he can give it to Fiona, and now the “book” has fallen into the hands of young Nell, an underprivileged girl whose life is about to change.

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