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In the Beginning...Was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson
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Nov 28, 09

it was amazing

Quite easy to read - though computer related, you shouldn't have too much trouble as long as you understand the concept of an operating system that isn't windows.

Something I particularly liked was the exploration of a GUI as a metaphor.

What explains how it's affected my perspective most in my own words would be
"Sorry gillette, you can keep your plastic cartridge refills and cans of goop. A badger hair brush, some shaving soap and a cut throat razor are all I need."

That's not a bad comparison, but maybe lost in translation if you don't know the difference between present and old style shaving. Ever get a shave in a barber shop then you'd know what I mean.

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