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Sep 18, 2011 05:22PM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 404 of 650
The craziness has calmed down at work, so I'm going to try to push to finish this one. I'm finding that, like others, I'm enjoying the world more and more and the story (particularly Norman's side) less. Donald is still interesting to me, though. I'm constantly stunned by the predictions Brunner made and their applicability to today's world.
Oct 04, 2011 05:40PM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 293 of 650
There is a lot of violence in this book. Also, does the computer (Shalamansear or whatever, I don't have my copy handy) remind anybody else of IBM's Watson? Or perhaps more like Wikipedia surfing?
Sep 27, 2011 04:46PM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 249 of 650
The actual stories from the 1966 London Observer were eerie, particularly the one about the child shooter and the one about selective breeding.
Sep 20, 2011 05:53PM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 176 of 650
Sep 18, 2011 08:25AM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 124 of 650
Interesting that calling someone a "bleeder" (hemophiliac, a genetic disorder) is considered an insult. Work/real life is kicking my arse. But if the launch slips, hopefully I can read more this weekend...
Sep 12, 2011 07:39PM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 85 of 650
"Why not work on a level where much of the work has already been done for you?" It's scary how many similarities there are between the world Brunner set up in 1968 and the world today.
Sep 10, 2011 05:00AM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 46 of 650
I've actually made it farther, but don't have my book handy. Updating here to say I'm slammed at work, which is killing my reading time (sigh). Hopefully I'll make more progress this weekend when avoiding 9/11 coverage. Also, I find it easier to read dead tree version than Kindle: I like to go back to the previous story section to refresh what happened (eg review continuity(2) when I get to continuity(3)).
Sep 07, 2011 05:41PM
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terpkristin
terpkristin is on page 23 of 650
The "context" chapters go a lot easier if you either read them aloud or "hear yourself" read them in your head. The "the happening world" sections remind me of parts of The Sheep Look Up, where clippits were (I was told) taken from actual news stories of the era.
Sep 05, 2011 06:07PM
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