History Creator / NealStephenson

26th Jul '16 11:06:52 AM SorPepita
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He was making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]... but [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/20/thud-development-of-neal-stephensons-clang-halted/ not anymore]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDB4_y8Nbf0/UDkqyIVJfLI/AAAAAAAAn_c/GscZ2uuovRI/s1600/Scan10001.JPG Here's]] a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, Creator/NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.

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He was making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]... but [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/20/thud-development-of-neal-stephensons-clang-halted/ not anymore]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDB4_y8Nbf0/UDkqyIVJfLI/AAAAAAAAn_c/GscZ2uuovRI/s1600/Scan10001.JPG Here's]] a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, Creator/NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.Neil Armstrong.
23rd Jun '16 8:21:37 PM nombretomado
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A recurring theme in Stephenson's work involves the classification of humanity into a typography of functional castes based on their approach to practical and theoretic knowledge; this is spelled out most explicitly in his novella-length essay ''[[http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/C_R_Y_P_T_O_N_O_M_I_C_O_N.shtml In The Beginning... Was The Command Line]]'', where humanity is divided into [[TheTimeMachine Morlocks]] (those willing to pursue low-level technical knowledge) and [[TheTimeMachine Eloi]] (those unwilling to do so). However, the details vary from book to book; ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' expands the concept into a FiveRaces-style typography of Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Hobbits smattered with occasional Wizards and a single specimen of [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]], while ''Literature/{{Anathem}}'' could be considered a near-thousand-page meditation on a similar theme. Not surprisingly, Stephenson's heroes always fall into a technically or theoretically sophisticated caste.

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A recurring theme in Stephenson's work involves the classification of humanity into a typography of functional castes based on their approach to practical and theoretic knowledge; this is spelled out most explicitly in his novella-length essay ''[[http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/C_R_Y_P_T_O_N_O_M_I_C_O_N.shtml In The Beginning... Was The Command Line]]'', where humanity is divided into [[TheTimeMachine [[Literature/TheTimeMachine Morlocks]] (those willing to pursue low-level technical knowledge) and [[TheTimeMachine [[Literature/TheTimeMachine Eloi]] (those unwilling to do so). However, the details vary from book to book; ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' expands the concept into a FiveRaces-style typography of Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Hobbits smattered with occasional Wizards and a single specimen of [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]], while ''Literature/{{Anathem}}'' could be considered a near-thousand-page meditation on a similar theme. Not surprisingly, Stephenson's heroes always fall into a technically or theoretically sophisticated caste.



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6th Sep '15 5:42:36 PM nombretomado
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He was making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]... but [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/20/thud-development-of-neal-stephensons-clang-halted/ not anymore]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDB4_y8Nbf0/UDkqyIVJfLI/AAAAAAAAn_c/GscZ2uuovRI/s1600/Scan10001.JPG Here's]] a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.

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He was making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]... but [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/20/thud-development-of-neal-stephensons-clang-halted/ not anymore]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDB4_y8Nbf0/UDkqyIVJfLI/AAAAAAAAn_c/GscZ2uuovRI/s1600/Scan10001.JPG Here's]] a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, NeilGaiman Creator/NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.
16th May '15 3:23:55 PM joelc
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* ''Literature/{{Seveneves}}''
5th Mar '15 8:41:51 AM CaptainCrawdad
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He is known for somewhat [[SignatureStyle idiosyncratic pacing]], [[TwoLinesNoWaiting multiple interwoven plots]], doing his research [[ShownTheirWork and sharing it in excruciating detail]], assuming that [[ViewersAreGeniuses his readers are geniuses,]] and a Pynchonesque tendency to [[ThrowItIn throw in]] long, seemingly pointless digressions: a [[Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}} lengthy erotic story]] on antique furniture and stockings, say, or a [[Literature/SnowCrash three-page memo]] regarding the proper use of toilet paper in an office environment. His more recent books also tend to be [[ExpospeakGag practical arguments in favor of electronic books supplanting paper copies]] (read: ''[[DoorStopper long]]''), with ''Cryptonomicon'' coming in at well over 900 pages and ''Anathem'' at nearly the same length before the many [[CallARabbitASmeerp glossaries]] and [[InstructionalDialogue appendices]]. He is widely considered to be rather poor at endings, with many of his novels reaching a climax and then more or less ending immediately afterwards with little to no denouement.

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He is known for somewhat [[SignatureStyle idiosyncratic pacing]], [[TwoLinesNoWaiting multiple interwoven plots]], doing his research [[ShownTheirWork and sharing it in excruciating detail]], assuming that [[ViewersAreGeniuses his readers are geniuses,]] and a Pynchonesque tendency to [[ThrowItIn throw in]] long, seemingly pointless digressions: a [[Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}} lengthy erotic story]] on antique furniture and stockings, say, or a [[Literature/SnowCrash three-page memo]] regarding the proper use of toilet paper in an office environment. His more recent books also tend to be [[ExpospeakGag practical arguments in favor of electronic books supplanting paper copies]] copies (read: ''[[DoorStopper long]]''), with ''Cryptonomicon'' coming in at well over 900 pages and ''Anathem'' at nearly the same length before the many [[CallARabbitASmeerp glossaries]] and [[InstructionalDialogue appendices]]. He is widely considered to be rather poor at endings, with many of his novels reaching a climax and then more or less ending immediately afterwards with little to no denouement.
18th Jul '14 1:15:36 AM Foglet
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Oh, and, he's currently making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDB4_y8Nbf0/UDkqyIVJfLI/AAAAAAAAn_c/GscZ2uuovRI/s1600/Scan10001.JPG Here's]] a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.

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Oh, and, he's currently He was making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]].videogame]]... but [[http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/20/thud-development-of-neal-stephensons-clang-halted/ not anymore]]. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDB4_y8Nbf0/UDkqyIVJfLI/AAAAAAAAn_c/GscZ2uuovRI/s1600/Scan10001.JPG Here's]] a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.
27th Aug '13 5:05:16 PM dasuberkaiser
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A recurring theme in Stephenson's work involves the classification of humanity into a typography of functional castes based on their approach to practical and theoretic knowledge; this is spelled out most explicitly in his novella-length essay ''[[http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/C_R_Y_P_T_O_N_O_M_I_C_O_N.shtml In The Beginning... Was The Command Line]]'', where humanity is divided into ''[[TheTimeMachine Morlocks]]'' (those willing to pursue low-level technical knowledge) and ''[[TheTimeMachine Eloi]]'' (those unwilling to do so). However, the details vary from book to book; ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' expands the concept into a FiveRaces-style typography of Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Hobbits smattered with occasional Wizards and a single specimen of [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]], while ''Literature/{{Anathem}}'' could be considered a near-thousand-page meditation on a similar theme. Not surprisingly, Stephenson's heroes always fall into a technically or theoretically sophisticated caste.

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A recurring theme in Stephenson's work involves the classification of humanity into a typography of functional castes based on their approach to practical and theoretic knowledge; this is spelled out most explicitly in his novella-length essay ''[[http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/C_R_Y_P_T_O_N_O_M_I_C_O_N.shtml In The Beginning... Was The Command Line]]'', where humanity is divided into ''[[TheTimeMachine Morlocks]]'' [[TheTimeMachine Morlocks]] (those willing to pursue low-level technical knowledge) and ''[[TheTimeMachine Eloi]]'' [[TheTimeMachine Eloi]] (those unwilling to do so). However, the details vary from book to book; ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' expands the concept into a FiveRaces-style typography of Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Hobbits smattered with occasional Wizards and a single specimen of [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]], while ''Literature/{{Anathem}}'' could be considered a near-thousand-page meditation on a similar theme. Not surprisingly, Stephenson's heroes always fall into a technically or theoretically sophisticated caste.
13th Sep '12 4:20:30 AM seymour
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Oh, and, he's currently making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]. Here's a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.

to:

Oh, and, he's currently making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]. Here's [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDB4_y8Nbf0/UDkqyIVJfLI/AAAAAAAAn_c/GscZ2uuovRI/s1600/Scan10001.JPG Here's]] a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.
25th Aug '12 1:41:46 PM Preda
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Oh, and, he's currently making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]].

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Oh, and, he's currently making a motion-controlled [[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang swordfighting videogame]]. Here's a [[AwesomenessIsVolatile screen-breaking]] photo with him, NeilGaiman and NeilArmstrong.
3rd Jul '12 7:31:28 PM Xtifr
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He is known for somewhat [[SignatureStyle idiosyncratic pacing]], [[TwoLinesNoWaiting multiple interwoven plots]], doing his research [[ShownTheirWork and sharing it in excruciating detail]], assuming that [[ViewersAreGeniuses his readers are geniuses,]] and a Pynchonesque tendency to [[ThrowItIn throw in]] long, seemingly pointless digressions: a [[{{Cryptonomicon}} lengthy erotic story]] on antique furniture and stockings, say, or a [[Literature/SnowCrash three-page memo]] regarding the proper use of toilet paper in an office environment. His more recent books also tend to be [[ExpospeakGag practical arguments in favor of electronic books supplanting paper copies]] (read: ''[[DoorStopper long]]''), with ''Cryptonomicon'' coming in at well over 900 pages and ''Anathem'' at nearly the same length before the many [[CallARabbitASmeerp glossaries]] and [[InstructionalDialogue appendices]]. He is widely considered to be rather poor at endings, with many of his novels reaching a climax and then more or less ending immediately afterwards with little to no denouement.

A recurring theme in Stephenson's work involves the classification of humanity into a typography of functional castes based on their approach to practical and theoretic knowledge; this is spelled out most explicitly in his novella-length essay ''[[http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/C_R_Y_P_T_O_N_O_M_I_C_O_N.shtml In The Beginning... Was The Command Line]]'', where humanity is divided into ''[[TheTimeMachine Morlocks]]'' (those willing to pursue low-level technical knowledge) and ''[[TheTimeMachine Eloi]]'' (those unwilling to do so). However, the details vary from book to book; ''{{Cryptonomicon}}'' expands the concept into a FiveRaces-style typography of Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Hobbits smattered with occasional Wizards and a single specimen of [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]], while ''{{Anathem}}'' could be considered a near-thousand-page meditation on a similar theme. Not surprisingly, Stephenson's heroes always fall into a technically or theoretically sophisticated caste.

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He is known for somewhat [[SignatureStyle idiosyncratic pacing]], [[TwoLinesNoWaiting multiple interwoven plots]], doing his research [[ShownTheirWork and sharing it in excruciating detail]], assuming that [[ViewersAreGeniuses his readers are geniuses,]] and a Pynchonesque tendency to [[ThrowItIn throw in]] long, seemingly pointless digressions: a [[{{Cryptonomicon}} [[Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}} lengthy erotic story]] on antique furniture and stockings, say, or a [[Literature/SnowCrash three-page memo]] regarding the proper use of toilet paper in an office environment. His more recent books also tend to be [[ExpospeakGag practical arguments in favor of electronic books supplanting paper copies]] (read: ''[[DoorStopper long]]''), with ''Cryptonomicon'' coming in at well over 900 pages and ''Anathem'' at nearly the same length before the many [[CallARabbitASmeerp glossaries]] and [[InstructionalDialogue appendices]]. He is widely considered to be rather poor at endings, with many of his novels reaching a climax and then more or less ending immediately afterwards with little to no denouement.

A recurring theme in Stephenson's work involves the classification of humanity into a typography of functional castes based on their approach to practical and theoretic knowledge; this is spelled out most explicitly in his novella-length essay ''[[http://artlung.com/smorgasborg/C_R_Y_P_T_O_N_O_M_I_C_O_N.shtml In The Beginning... Was The Command Line]]'', where humanity is divided into ''[[TheTimeMachine Morlocks]]'' (those willing to pursue low-level technical knowledge) and ''[[TheTimeMachine Eloi]]'' (those unwilling to do so). However, the details vary from book to book; ''{{Cryptonomicon}}'' ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'' expands the concept into a FiveRaces-style typography of Elves, Dwarves, Men, and Hobbits smattered with occasional Wizards and a single specimen of [[LordOfTheRings Gollum]], while ''{{Anathem}}'' ''Literature/{{Anathem}}'' could be considered a near-thousand-page meditation on a similar theme. Not surprisingly, Stephenson's heroes always fall into a technically or theoretically sophisticated caste.
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