Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Aug 2001, 12:09 p.m.

Notes on Neal and Jon

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash is, or soon will be, an audiobook. The excerpt is worth a listen.

Dan on Slashdot, when I complained that "Stopping the 56K Hate" is almost Jon Katzian but not enough:" I don't really read slashdot anymore except for the headlines. Sometimes I don't even get all the way through the headline."

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