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True Names by Vernor Vinge
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Jul 28, 2008

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Read in July, 2008

A mixed bag. Some of the essays seem dated and/or trivial and a couple of them overlap (those on cryptography), but others are good (in particular Marvin Minsky's Afterword) and of course Vinge's novella itself is excellent. It really is remarkable that the vision he expounded in 1981 has remained as fundamentally accurate and viable in 2008.

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