Re: In the Beginning was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson

Tim Byars (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 09:45:56 -0700

At 9:34 AM -0700 6/10/99, Tom Whore wrote:
>In the three months or so since that article hit the web I have been
>passing ot out to anyone and everyone who can read. it has spurred a few
>fascinating conversation. It was also very helpfull when the yearly ritual
>of my mom asking me "just what do you do for a living" came around. I
>think this year she understands a bit better..

I tell mine I kill people for a living.

>NS hit serious paydirt with that and the "cables across the world"
>article.. He is the maker of great metaphores...or at least the one who
>says them in a way lots of people can grasp..




If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed... oh wait, he does.