Snow Crash

 

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Here will be the time table:

Part 1: reading page 1 -3: Philip (is the Deliverator)

Part 2: reading pages 14 – 16:  Metaverse

Part 3: reading pages 23 – 25: Avatars

Part 4: reading pages 26 – 28: “snow crash”

Part 5: reading pages 29 – 31: “Linden Labs”

Part 6: reading pages 123-125:  just for fun, the pearly gates

The reading starts with Phil Rosedahle in HighFidelity in April 2017.

“.. The Deliverator belongs to an elite order, a hallowed subcategory. He’s got esprit up to here. Right now, he is preparing to carry out his third mission of the night. His uniform is black as activated charcoal, filtering the very light out of the air. A bullet will bounce off its arachnofiber weave like a wren hitting a patio door, but excess perspiration wafts through it like a breeze through a freshly napalmed forest, Where his body has bony extremities, the suit has sintered armorgel: feels like gritty jello, protects like a stack of telephone books. …

— y’know what? There’s only four things we do better than anyone else
music
movies
microcode (software)
high-speed pizza delivery
The Deliverator used to make software. Still does, sometimes. But if life were a mellow elementary school run by well-meaning education Ph.D.s, the Deliverator’s report card would say: “Hiro is so bright and creative but needs to work harder on his cooperation skills.”
So now he has this other job.” (Snow Crash, page 1)

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