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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 10 Mar 2009.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Other books you should own: Masters of Doom, the story behind id Studios.

    Oh, and The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester. :p
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I liked Tiger, Tiger best. Until I lent my copy to a bloke in a pub, and never saw it (or him) again.
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Tiger, Tiger? Wasn't that published under the name 'The Stars My Destination'? That's the title of the copy I have anyway. And you're right, that is a totally awesome book too.
     
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    azrael- I'm special...

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    While we're on the subject of sci-fi I can heartily recommend "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson. One of the best books I've ever read.
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Borrow please :)
     
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    phuzz This is a title

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    Any Charlie Stross ++recommend
     
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    Tyrmot New Member

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    I believe Tiger Tiger was simply it's original name before being republished. Or perhaps Stars was the US titles... I think I prefer it in any case. In any case, both of Bester's classics are absolute masterpieces and worth a read by anyone, I actually lent them both out to friends recently who might not normally read SF and they couldn't believe how good they were! I glad bit-tech is frequented by people of such good taste :)

    For a more recent slice of cyberpunk, Richard Morgan's 'Altered Carbon' is fantastic.
     
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    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    As far as I recall, Joe doesn't own Masters of Doom, he nabbed it off me once and has been fraudulently living the limelight ever since.
     
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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    That looks like a seriously good book. It's on the list.
     
  11. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Fine - no wedding present for you!
     
  12. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Too many pictures and not enough words, equations and diagrams in that book by the looks of it.
     
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    mooseguy Crazy Moose

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    That's what I was thinking =(
     
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    I used an analogue computer system in a colour separation scanner for lithographic printing. It was the nicest and most 'human' machine/computer I ever operated.

    Due to the analogue nature of the components, and the huge integration of the controls, ti certainly had a character of it's own. 'my' machine was individual, subtely different in the way it responded to input and output to others I had occasion to use.

    I miss that machine, bizarrely you really got a feeling of empathy with it. Now we are stuck with a few 'os' interfaces and that's it.
     
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    I worked on a device driver for an Interface Message Processor (aka. an Imp). These were bit-serial devices with a complex hardware buffer reservation scheme that sort of pre-dated routers. The Internet backbone ran on them. They were made by BBN and had blinking lights on the front like all the best sci-fi gear :)
     
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    Silicon snake oil - Second thoughts on the Information Highway. also a very good read a book about the internet wrote in 1995 but its funny how relevant it still is now and how things have changed.
     
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