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Some Remarks by Neal Stephenson
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Aug 16, 2012

really liked it
Read from August 16 to 24, 2012

** spoiler alert ** So far, so good.

It's like being at a stuffy dinner party, where nobody can shut the fuck up about the latest Opera's Book Club title: 'Raising Ponies in Pyongyang' or something, but luckily crossing paths with the only geek in attendance, one Neal 'Leonidas' Stephenson. Sit back and listen to him wax eloquent on topics ranging from the impending health-crisis resulting from the entire middle class sitting at a desk all day, to why the new Star Wars movies don't make sense to anyone who hasn't spent the last three decades steeping themselves in the Star Wars lore.

UPDATE: Yep, it kicked many an ass! There's a lengthy article about laying intercontinental cables that tried my patience a little bit when it got into the Byzantine minutiae of the Asian business world, but if you're an econ major I'm sure it's edge of your seat stuff.

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